PM Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe ride on Japan’s famed Shinkansen bullet train

“On the way to Kobe with PM @AbeShinzo. We are on board the Shinkansen bullet train,” Prime Minister Modi said.

By: PTI | Tokyo | Updated: November 12, 2016 12:58 pm
"On the way to Kobe with PM @AbeShinzo. We are on board the Shinkansen bullet train," the Prime Minister tweeted. (Twitter) “On the way to Kobe with PM @AbeShinzo. We are on board the Shinkansen bullet train,” the Prime Minister tweeted. (Twitter/@narendramodi)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe today travelled in Japan’s famed high-speed Shinkansen bullet train, which is being introduced in India on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad stretch.

Modi and Abe travelled in the train, whose speed ranges from 240 kms per hour to 320 kms per hour, from Tokyo to Kobe, a city on Osaka Bay in Japan.

In Photos| Prime Minister Modi in Japan

“On the way to Kobe with PM @AbeShinzo. We are on board the Shinkansen bullet train,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted along with pictures of him in deep conversation with Abe.

“A unique friendship on a unique train journey. PM @narendramodi and PM @AbeShinzo inside the Shinkansen bullet train to Kobe,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Shinzo Abe boarding the Shinkansen bullet train to Kobe from at Tokyo Station, in Japan on November 12, 2016. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Shinzo Abe boarding the Shinkansen bullet train to Kobe from at Tokyo Station, in Japan on November 12, 2016.

The construction of the high-speed train corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad will start in 2018 and the train service will be operational from 2023.

Abe, at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Modi here yesterday, had said that the designing of the project will begin by the end of this year.

He said the ambitious project “symbolises a new dimension in the special relations” between the two countries and hoped that introduction of the rapid train network will spur further economic growth in India.

narendra modi, modi in japan, modi japan visit, modi shinzo abe, india japan relations, modi abe talks, modi visit to japan, shinkansen, japan bullet train The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Shinzo Abe at Tokyo Station to board the Shinkansen bullet train to Kobe, in Japan on November 12, 2016.

The high speed rail system ‘Shinkansen’ was introduced in Japan in 1964.

Earlier when Modi arrived at the Tokyo Station to board the train Swarup said, “Putting #IndiaJapan relations on the fast track! PM @narendramodi and PM @AbeShinzo arrive at Tokyo Station to board the Shinkansen.”

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    Chander Pal
    Nov 12, 2016 at 8:56 am
    Congi and lefties do not have any sensible arguments to criticize the P M but the elephants walk majestically
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      IML sood
      Nov 12, 2016 at 3:13 am
      Even parents of AM has discarded him for his constant foolish antics,so no notice be taken of his comments.
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        Satyaki
        Nov 12, 2016 at 7:57 am
        Yahaan par logon ki gaind m@@rke make up lagaakar ghoomte hue humaare Priya Modiji
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          Opinion
          Nov 12, 2016 at 5:02 am
          We need to start somewhere. Once operational we would be proud of it.
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            Armugam
            Nov 12, 2016 at 2:20 am
            Pl do not mix Apples with Oranges. Shinkansen and Maglev run on different technologies. The first one runs "on" rails the other is "leviated" above it.
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              Ashok Mazumdar
              Nov 12, 2016 at 2:17 am
              Bult Train Must for India.
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                Ashok Mazumdar
                Nov 12, 2016 at 2:34 am
                Does Abe consider Indians as Villagers ?lt;br/gt;We indians know how to Soot, Boot and travel in train.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Why doing photography.
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                  mathimathi
                  Nov 12, 2016 at 8:38 am
                  Feku Are U give any idea to curb black yen?
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                    Vihari Naidu
                    Nov 12, 2016 at 4:27 am
                    Meanwhile common man in India waits in long lines before banks and ATMs, while rich people make fun of them to use credit cards. [Note: This comment is sponsored by Paytm]
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