September 12, 2017
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit India to lay the groundwork for the country’s first bullet train.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will welcome the Japanese leader to his home state for a two day visit on Wednesday.
The high-speed railway will connect Mumbai to Ahmedabad.
The current trip between the cities takes about seven hours, but the bullet train will cut it down to just over two hours.
Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train can reach speeds of nearly 200 miles per hour.
Construction is set to begin later this week.