Does India need Bullet train now ??

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  1. w4wealth

    w4wealth Well-Known Member

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    your thoughts.
     
  2. Srouta Mukherjee

    Srouta Mukherjee Well-Known Member

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    No I think existing infra is in bad shape. How bullet train will help. Local trains are in big mess. Not running on time, breakdowns are frequently there. Toilets are not there/ stinking. Overcrowding is there. No place on platform to stand. No drinking water is there. All remedies should be fixed at local level before dreaming Bullet Train of advanced country like Japan IMHO.
     
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    right @Srouta Mukherjee i also thinks same. when 30 crore people lives in poverty does it make sense to build bullet train.
    firstly as you pointed, existing infra shud be upgraded. roads, rail, ports,
    and even if bullet train is built it is not going to be economical for users. and not profitable for the operators. so why waste resources on bullet train which is not the right thing we need .
     
  4. Srouta Mukherjee

    Srouta Mukherjee Well-Known Member

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    Viewpoint: Does India need bullet trains?

    The question therefore must be, how does a bullet train joining Mumbai and Ahmedabad address any of these urgent needs?

    On the face of it the Japanese offer is very attractive.

    Japan has offered to meet 80% of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad project cost, on the condition that India buys 30% of its equipment including coaches and locomotives from Japanese firms. In the coming years, up to 70-80% of the components could be manufactured in India.

    The Japanese government has offered cheap loans, technical support and is willing to drive the local manufacturing and technology transfer initiative within a specified period, said sources. These terms cannot be scoffed at.

    Questions
    But questions will persist.

    Can this be the most competitive offer? Did the government even consider or invite other offers? How much are the Japanese going to make out of this?

    The purpose of competitive offers is to eliminate all these. But this due process was given a go by.

    Finally, the big question that will not go away is whether the same investment on upgrading the entire railway network would be more economically beneficial than a single high cost project?

    India adds a million young people to its work force every month. There is little disagreement that revamping the entire network would entail the creation of many more new jobs than a single capital and import intensive project.

    How does this tie in with Prime Minister Modi's hope that "it will become an engine of economic transformation in India?"

    Is it good for the Indian government to really invest in the bullet trains (high speed trains)? Is India really ready for it?
     
  5. ankit12

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    I don't think so Indian people need bullet train right now. Because they need other things which is more important then bullet train like education, bullet proof dress for army, food, agriculture, roads etc.
     
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