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India set to miss key target for Japan-backed bullet train project: sources

Reuters  |  PALGHAR, India/TOKYO 

By Neha Dasgupta, Rajendra Jadhav and Yuka ObayashiPALGHAR, India/TOKYO (Reuters) - India is set to miss a December deadline to acquire land for a Japan-backed $17 billion bullet train project following protests by fruit growers, government officials said, likely delaying one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's most ambitious projects.Modi's office is now monitoring the project week-to-week, as Indian officials seek to reassure Tokyo that the hurdles can be overcome through intense negotiations with sapota and mango growers in the western state of Maharashtra.Protests, backed by local ...

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 17:54 IST