Miffed at over bridge mishap case, NCP demands bullet train proj to be scrapped

With the massive tragedy took place in Mumbai when part of a foot over bridge collapsed, the NCP demanded that the multi-billion dollar Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project be scrapped.

The Maharashtra based party pointed out that money being spent on the high speed rail project should be invested to upgrade suburban railway facilities in the metropolis and surrounding areas.

The Bullet train project is a joint venture between India and Japan.

NCP Friday demanded that the multi-billion dollar Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project be scrapped, a day after a foot overbridge connected to iconic CSMT station collapsed, killing six persons and injuring 31.

Nationalist Congress Party legislator Jitendra Awhad said the money being spent on the high speed rail project, a joint venture between India and Japan, should be invested to upgrade suburban railway facilities in the metropolis and surrounding areas.

He said scrapping the bullet train project would be part of the NCP’s manifesto and claimed it would be called off within one month of the party attaining power.

He claimed over 200 railway-related accidents occur daily which either cause loss of lives or injuries to commuters.

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