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India's Japan-funded bullet train project risks delays

High-speed rail link under scrutiny by new government in western state

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, front center, is flanked on the right by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the two watch a video demonstration of India's first bullet train in Sept. 2017. (Photo by Yuji Kuronuma)

NEW DELHI -- India's ambitious bullet train project based on Japan's high-speed shinkansen may hit a roadblock with the change of government in the western state of Maharashtra.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party is no longer ruling the state, which went to the polls in October and saw a new ruling alliance come to power, a troubling sign for the project.

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