India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have joined together in order to create a $17 billion bullet train. The train’s construction will begin September 14 in Ahmedabad, India and will represent an exponential leap in India’s transportation.
— Jon Hillman (@HillmanJE) September 12, 2017
Economic Times provides a video explaining the train and the loan that has been established between the two countries:
— EconomicTimes (@EconomicTimes) September 11, 2017
Twitter accounts reveal reactions to the new high-speed train:
0.1% Interest Rate
15 yr Moratorium
50 Year Repayment Duration
its like Japan gifting Bullet Train for FREE
— Rishi Bagree 🇮🇳 (@rishibagree) September 13, 2017
Bringing the #BulletTrain to India is a welcome initiative, but we must not divert our focus from improving existing Railway infrastructure.
— Jagrati Shukla (@JagratiShukla29) September 11, 2017
Full speed ahead.