Chandigarh: Finally there is some good news. Modi government has delivered his yet another poll-promise of bringing ‘Achhe Din’. If sources are to be believed, a bullet train corridor between Delhi-Chandigarh that got ready only last month is soon going to be left open for public. In Chandigarh today, India’s Science & Technology Minister Dr. Harshvardhan flagged-off trial run of a bullet train brought from Japan. He took a brief joyride too and was visibly jubilant.
“I’m happy that Modiji’s dream of bringing bullet train to country has finally fructified. Now, we won’t have to get solace from photoshopped pictures of fake bullet-trains. I myself took a ride and can proudly say these are far better than semi-bullet trains we launched in Agra,” Dr. Harshvardhan said in an exclusive interview with Teekhi Mirchi.
“These trains are open and seats are very comfortable. You get a 360 degree view of the scenery around. No air-conditioning is required because passengers get air from surroundings as train moves. Initially, these trains would run at 10 Kmph, but speed would be gradually increased to 20 Kmph,” described a senior railway official associated with the project.
When Teekhi Mirchi enquired why they’re called ‘Bullet trains’ even at such a slow speed, the official explained, “No, unlike other countries, we don’t have bullet-shaped engine in these trains. Actually we’re using engine from Bullet motorcycles common in India.”