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India considers partial opening of first high speed rail project

Developer concedes Modi's ambitious 2022 goal may be in jeopardy

NEW DELHI -- India may have to settle for opening only a portion of its first high-speed railway, as project leaders race to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious target launch date of August 2022.

Achal Khare, managing director of National High Speed Rail Corp., suggested in an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review that this could be a solution given various challenges to the project.

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