Does India need a bullet train?After Mr. Narendra Modi became prime minister he announced bullet train project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad in collaboration with Japan and for this a cheap loan was also sanctioned by Japan.
After this, there have been different voices among the people as to whether developing country like India requires a bullet train at this time when there are so many ground level problems still to be sorted out. Some people think that existing important problems of the country like poverty, unemployment, health etc should be invested on first rather than bullet train which will only serve the elite business people. People also say that even existing trains itself are not able to run properly and still require a lot of improvement and facilities so why spend on a bullet train right now?
But there are many other people who share Prime ministers line of thinking. A bullet train will definitely bring India at par with the developed countries and it is the sign of India moving ahead in technology and looking high. The ground level problem in the country will not be sorted overnight but does that mean that we should stop thinking ahead in terms advanced things like a bullet train.
So what is your take on this? With elections coming up, this point is sure to be brought up for discussion again. In view of the same, do you think Bullet train is really required in India and will be useful? Or you think it is a waste? Let's discuss.