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India leaning toward Japan's bullet train tech

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Japan's bullet trains are known for their impeccable safety record.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- Japan's shinkansen bullet train technology is the leading candidate for a planned 500km railway linking the western city of Mumbai and the state of Gujarat to the north, the first step in India's extensive high-speed rail project.

     The Indian and Japanese governments initiated a joint feasibility study in late 2013, and a final report is to be released in July 2015.

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