Picture up the situation where you get a chance to travel in bullet train and that too in India! Probably you can avoid being sandwiched by the crowd and reach your destination within an eye blink. Well you can stop envisaging and onset crossing your fingers, as India and China are in initial talks about China’s support to build India’s first high-speed rail, which may eliminate the distance of North and South as the rail track will run from Delhi to Chennai covering a distance of 1,754 kilometers at the speed of 300 kilometers per hour. According to a Chinese tabloid, ‘China Daily’, the estimated cost for this project will ensue around $32.6 billion.
Chinese government has extended their monetary comfort to the Indian bureaucrats for the research work upon the possibility of this project in the Indian lands. According to Feng Hao, a researcher at the Institute of Comprehensive Transportation, China; this deal will change the fate of Indian railways (which needs a dire restructuring) by giving it an automated signaling paraphernalia, new fangled railway tracks and most imperatively, rejuvenating the railway stations.
Beginning of November saw China Railway Construction in a downturn with its Mexican contract being called off due to the reports of probable fraud. The deal staked wholesome amount of $ 3.75 billion dollar and involved many leading Mexican companies. Exploring new horizons, China has been looking forward to overseas high-speed rail business with its recent $12 billion contract with Nigeria on coastal line rail tracks, running from Lagos to Calabar.
As per the report of ‘China Daily’, according to Assistant Commerce minister Zhang Xiangchen, some of the oversea countries like Latin America, Africa, Southeast Asia and East Europe call for products such as machinery, rail gear, and so on.
Even history has lots to say about the Indo-China trade relations and the best instance is historical and eminent Indo-China trade route, ‘Silk Route’. The reason behind the popularity of Chinese products among the Indian households is due to their cheap cost and copious varieties. From salt to car, there won’t be any Indian who has not paid for the product from this ‘Middle Kingdom’ (Chinese people call China as ‘Zhong guo’ known as Middle Kingdom). Now, it’s Bullet Train’s turn to leave it mark in the Indian life. Lets’ see whether NaMo makes this vision a reality or adds it among the bunch of red taped files. If turned into reality, this could be the second largest bullet train track in the world, only after the Chinese Bullet train (Beijing- Guangzhou line covering a distance of 2,298).