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Sena again questions feasibility of bullet train project

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

ally today questioned the feasibility of the bullet train project in the country at a time when a spate of derailments over the past few weeks has raised concerns over the safety of trains.

Prime Minister Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe yesterday launched India's first bullet train project between and The train is expected to cover the distance of over 500 km in less than three hours.

"Nowadays, hardly any day passes without a train getting derailed. It seems as if there is a competition among trains to get derailed," the Sena quipped in an editorial in its mouthpiece 'Saamana'.

is running bullet trains since 1964 and what has to be seen is that there has never been any accident of the trains running at high speeds, it said.

"Why can we not learn from the art of ensuring 100 per cent safety in rail travel?...The nation would have been happier if would have learnt from the technique of safe rail travel," the Sena said.

The Sena had yesterday slammed the bullet train project, saying it was not a dream of the common man but that of Prime Minister Modi. It also sought to know if the Ahmedabad-high speed train project really fits into the needs of the country.

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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 20:22 IST