Bullet train: After PMO’s letter, CM calls for meeting
The Prime Minister’s office (PMO) has expressed displeasure over Maharashtra government’s indecisiveness in allotting space for the terminal of the proposed Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train.
The PMO, by pointing out the importance of the ambitious bullet train project, has mentioned in its letter to the Chief Minister’s office that it is not a good situation that the project is not moving forward.
After receiving the letter 3-4 days ago, a meeting has been called regarding the bullet train, on Monday. It is likely the state government would expedite the decision of finalising land for the terminal of the proposed bullet train in this meeting.
The Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train is the Prime Minister’s pet project. He is keen on inviting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to lay the foundation of the project in Ahmedabad in September. It is important for the state of Gujarat as it would be heading into Assembly elections in December, and it would not be possible to make any announcement once code of conduct is imposed in the state.
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