“Bul­let trains will cater only to the elite com­mu­nity. It is highly ex­pen­sive and be­yond the reach of or­di­nary peo­ple. What In­dia needs is a mod­ern, clean, safe and fast rail sys­tem”

India Today - - UPFRONT -

E. SREED­HA­RAN, prac­ti­cally a na­tional icon be­cause of his suc­cess­ful lead­er­ship of such projects as the Delhi Metro, poured scorn in a news­pa­per in­ter­view on Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi’s pet bul­let train project. Modi’s po­lit­i­cal op­po­nents have mocked the project as vain­glo­ri­ous and the cost as pro­hib­i­tive, but Sreed­ha­ran’s sta­tus and neu­tral­ity mean his crit­i­cisms will carry more sting. He also dis­missed claims that In­dian Rail­ways had im­proved and said it was “20 years be­hind” the ser­vices pro­vided in de­vel­oped coun­tries.

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