Press Statement | Dated : 11/09/2017

Justice Rajindar Sachar, former President of People Union for Civil Liberties has issued the following statement:

Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister of Japan are scheduled to lay foundations stone for bullet train from Ahmedabad to Mumbai at a cost of Rs. 1.10 lakh crores on September 15th, 2017. The fare could be around 2 times the existing A/c first class fare or almost the same as Air fare of over Rs. 3000 – 3500/-.

According to World Bank report, India has 224 million living below the international poverty line of around Rs. 120 a day. Modis bullet train venture is a cruel joke and ridicules on the poor of India. The project is expected to be completed by December, 2023. Modi whose term expires by mid 2019 has no legal or Moral justification to bind the next government which could be (Non-BJP).

I feel that this calls for political parties, and trade unions, to register their protest at the site of inauguration on September 15th, 2017.

Rajindar Sachar

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