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Shinzo Abe Gujarat visit Live | Bullet train project launched, Modi says motto is more productivity

By:  GK Gupta , Place:  Chandigarh ,  Update:14 Sep 2017
 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone for India's first bullet train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai which is expected to be completed by 2022.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone for India's first bullet train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai which is expected to be completed by 2022.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday received Abe, who is accompanied by his wife Akie on a two-day visit with a packed agenda, with his characteristic hug at the airport this afternoon.

The two leaders will also hold the 12th Indo-Japan annual Summit meeting at Gandhinagar after which agreements will be exchanged.

Later, an India-Japan business plenary meeting will be held. Fifteen agreements will be signed for investments in Gujarat during the visit of the Japanese prime minister.

The two prime ministers may also explore ways to further deepen ties between the navies of the two countries to check China's heightened activities in the Indian Ocean.

 

Highlights of Day-1 visit

► Breaking protocol, Prime Minister Modi personally welcomed Abe and Japan's First Lady Akie Abe at the Ahmedabad airport

► Immediately after the welcome ceremony, Abe, his wife, and Modi set-off on an 8-km roadshow in an open-roof jeep.

► At the Sabarmati Ashram set up by Mahatma Gandhi, Abe and his wife paid homage to the Father of the Nation.

► The dignitaries then headed to Sidi Sayyed Mosque, famous for its intricate artwork. Modi explained the mosque's heritage to his Japanese counterpart.

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10:47 AM

PM Modi addresses after launch of Bullet train project

► Bullet Train project will bring employment and speed 

► Next generation growth will be around high-speed corridors

► Transport system is of prime importance for a nation's development

► High-Speed train project will open doors for economic growth

► Next generation growth will happen at places where there are high-speed corridors

► Economic growth of any country is directly connected with productivity. 'More Productivity with High-Speed Connectivity'.

► If one says take a loan and return it in 50 years, is it believable? But Japan is such a friend, they gave us a loan of 88,000 crores at lowest interest rate.

► Bullet Train project will not only shorten the distance between places but among people too- "Aapnu amdavad & Amchi Mumbai"

► A new economic system is being developed on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route. The region will become Single Economic Zone

► If technology is used to empower the poor we can win the fight against poverty


 
 
 
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