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Japan hopes to sell bullet trains to India


Japan hopes to sell bullet trains to IndiaA Japanese delegation has promoted the shinkansen bullet train system in India.

The Indian government plans to introduce a high-speed railway system on 6 of the country's lines to help the economy to grow further.

On Tuesday, officials from Japan's transport ministry and railway companies met Indian railways minister Dinesh Trivedi in New Delhi.

The Japanese delegation explained that the shinkansen has had no fatal accidents since its introduction in 1964.

Trivedi expressed interest in Japan's technology, saying he was impressed by the safety of the Japanese bullet train.

European firms have already begun surveys of the estimated numbers of passengers on 4 of the 6 lines to lay the groundwork for winning contracts from the Indian government. But no Japanese companies have taken part in the project so far.

A Japanese transport ministry official says he hopes that shinkansen trains will soon be traveling across the vast land of India.

via NHK

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