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Saturday, 30 September 2017

Nation At 9: Does the government need to prioritise between railways and bullet train? (NewsX)



75 lakh commuters use Mumbai locals every day and their safety is under tremendous threat to the state of the bridge. Elphinstone foot overbridge was a tragedy waiting to happen. With MPs to Mumbaikars, all are raising a red flag. A day after the tragedy, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal did stock taking and made crucial changes to ensure that the safety of commuters is paramount. So much so that the Indian Railways is expected to work on a war footing to identify bridges that need fixing and foot overbridges will now be treated as essential and not an amenity. While these measures are being taken, the question we ask is when will the bridge be built? Previous Railway minister Suresh Prabhu announced the bridge in Feb 2016 and the tender is yet to be awarded. Does the government need to prioritise between railways and bullet train? 

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