Popularly known as the ‘bullet train’, Japan’s Shinkansen is a high-speed network of railway lines. Initially, it was used to connect the capital city of Tokyo to boost economic growth and connectivity. And truly, it is one of the fastest rail networks in the world! Recently, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin travelled by this famed Japanese train and here’s what he has to say.
Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin Travels By Japan’s Bullet Train
ஒசாகா நகரிலிருந்து டோக்கியோவுக்கு #BulletTrain-இல் பயணம் செய்கிறேன். ஏறத்தாழ 500 கி.மீ தூரத்தை இரண்டரை மணிநேரத்திற்குள் அடைந்துவிடுவோம்.
— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) May 28, 2023
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister is currently in Japan, travelling its nooks and corners. On Sunday, he shared some pics on Twitter of him travelling by Japan’s famed bullet train from Osaka to Tokyo. In his tweet, he stated that the 500-kilometre distance was covered in less than two and a half hours.
Further, he shared his desire to introduce an equivalent rail service in India, not only in design but also in speed and quality. It will be beneficial to the middle class of our country and will make their journey easier.
Nine bullet train lines will take you to different places in the country. They include Tokyo, Osaka, Kyushu, Akita, Joetsu, Hokkaido, Hokuriku, Tokoku, and Yamagata.
Bullet Train In India
According to a Mint report, Railway & Telecom Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw stated that India’s first bullet train is supposed to run in August 2026. He further pointed out that this will give a boost to the economy. And several companies that are supplying the project have started getting export orders.
He also said that 154 pillars for the bullet train have been done in one and a half years after Maharashtra’s new administration took office. The first bullet train in India would run along a 508-kilometre track from Ahmedabad (Gujarat) to Mumbai (Maharashtra) according to the Indian Railways. The high-speed train will travel the distance in three hours at a top speed of 350 km/h.
There is a huge chance of upgrading the rail service in India. With the launch of Vande Bharat Express trains, the bullet train will be a new addition that will change the face of the Indian Railway System.
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Cover Image Courtesy: M.K.Stalin/ Twitter