Delhi-Kolkata route should have got bullet train: Akhilesh

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Lucknow, September 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi government should have launched the bullet train project for New Delhi-Kolkata route, said Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav.

Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav. PTI file photo

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe today launched India's first bullet train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said they have initiated the bullet train project. It's very costly.

The fare will be known only when it gets started. "In my opinion, it should have been between New Delhi and Kolkata passing through Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, which have maximum number of unemployed and poor," Yadav said.

The former UP chief minister's comments came hours after the launch of the ambitious Rs 1.10 lakh crore Mumbai- Ahmedabad bullet train project which will cut travel time between the two cities from seven hours to less than three covering the 508-km stretch.

The bullet train project is expected to be completed by 2022 coinciding with 75th Independence Day celebrations.

PTI

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