Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe today jointly laid the foundation of the India’s first bullet train project. The two leaders described the day as historic and a symbol of deepening relationship between the two countries.
According to the reports, the train will run at the speed of 350 km/hour, initially between 508 km stretch between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
Mr Abe, on this occasion, expressed his country's strong commitment for extending all cooperation in India's ambitious 'Make in India' project.
Meanwhile, Narendra Modi hailed Japan as a great friend who has come forward to help India in taking its first step towards 'New India'.
He thanked the 'unique' friend Japan for giving Rs 88,000-crore for the first bullet train just at 0.