‘Delhi-Chennai bullet train to bring untold dividends for India and China’

Source:  economictimes.indiatimes.com

BEIJING: A proposed Chinese-built ‘bullet train’ line from Delhi to Chennai could bring about “untold dividends” for India and China, even as Indian Railways officials are here to explore the possibility of building the $32 billion mega project.

“A successful China-India rail partnership could yield “untold dividends for both sides”, an article in state-run Global Times said here today as China looks to showcase its new high-speed rail technology to the world.

A railway ministry team is in China to discuss the Chinese offer to conduct a feasibility study for the 1,754-km Chennai-Delhi line which could cost over $32 billion.

If it works out this could be the first such project abroad for China which has the world’s largest high-speed rail network.

A suggestion that China might partner with India to provide high-speed rail has not yet been well-received by the Indian public, the article said referring to Japan undertaking a similar study on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector. More info

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