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What Happened on 14 September 2017


Prime Minister Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe lay foundation for India's First Bullet Train Project

The foundation for the ambitious bullet train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai were laid by PM Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday. The 508km double line project will be passing through two states- Gujarat, Maharashtra and one Union Territory of Dadra and Nagra Haveli. The testing and commissioning date has been advanced from December 2023 to August 2022. There will be twelve stations starting from underground station at Mumbai, while Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad and, Sabarmati will be elevated. The Make In India Project of the Central Government will get a major boost with India's first high speed train Project. As per a release issued by the Gujarat Government, “It is for the first time in history in India that an infrastructural project is being funded on such favorable terms.”

 

Coach of Jammu-New Delhi Rajdhani Express derails at New Delhi Railway Station

A coach derailment occurred today at the New Delhi Railway Station as 12426 Jammu Tawi-New Delhi Rajdhni Express was entering New Delhi Railway Station. At around 6am, a coach of Jammu Tawi-New Delhi Rajdhani derailed at the New Delhi Railway Station. The train was coming from Jammu to New Delhi. As per the spokesperson of Northern Railways, “last coach of Jammu Rajdhani Express which was entering at Platform No. 15 of New Delhi Railway Station derailed at around 6:20am.” As per the reports of the officials no one was injured in the accident.






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