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India's first bullet train project gets going

Predesign work started, groundbreaking ceremony in 2017

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes a tour of Kawasaki Heavy Industries' Kobe plant with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on November 12, 2016. (Courtesy of Press Information Bureau of India)

TOKYO -- The detailed design study for India's first high-speed railway project, has formally begun.

The project involves the construction of a 505 km line connecting Ahmedabad in the western state of Gujarat and the country's commercial capital Mumbai using Japan's shinkansen technology, shortening the journey time between the two to just over two hours.

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