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This project is a great idea, but it also seems a little misplaced given that there are still places where people do not even have roads to travel, forget bullet trains

(“‘Fly’ on train from Mumbai from 2022”, Sept. 15). This is only increasing the already existing gap between the rich and the poor, between rural and urban areas. Overall development requires both these sections to go forward simultaneously.

Deepika Tripathi,

Lucknow

The media seems to have gone gaga over the new bullet train project. This is a welcome move, but skyscrapers are never raised on dodgy foundations. The functioning of the Railways as a service provider is currently in a deep mess. When 206 rail accidents have been reported in three years, our celebration over a bullet train seems to be a misstep. The Railways is in need of new bogies, a transparent ticketing system, extended tracks, guarded rail crossings, pocket-friendly fares, and good hospitality on board. Most importantly, it is in need of safety.

D.S. Thukral,

Ambala

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