New Delhi: Dec 12; India and Japan signed four agreements today -- putting the bullet train project on track and envisaging civil nuclear cooperation -- after a bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. The Japanese Prime Minister is on a three-day visit to India, the highlight of which will be his trip to PM Modi's constituency, Varanasi, this afternoon.
The bullet train network will link the India's financial hub Mumbai with Ahmedabad, the capital of Modi's home state, Gujarat. Bullet train between the two cities will cut travel time on the 505 kilometre route from eight hours to around three. The approx. cost of the project is estimated to be around Rs 98,000 crore.