Tokyo [Japan], May 5 (ANI): Japan's Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism, Tsukasa Akimoto visited Ahmedabad on Saturday to take stock of the on-going progress being made on Indo-Japan speed rail project.
Akimoto said, " It is the most difficult and complex site for construction. I see that Indians have an interest and expectations from Japanese in regard to this project. Now, I understand Japan has a bigger responsibility to reach expectations of Indians. When I go back to Japan, I will convey this enthusiasm and expectations of Indians to Japanese Government."
"Even Japan is helping Indian Railways to enhance safety in railways. Today, when we reached the site, I saw everyone was wearing safety gear as we had also insisted on ensuring safety at work. I was happy with the focus on safety as life is important. Japan will continue to cooperate with India in this project. (India's) National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHRC) and Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) have been doing good work. I was happy that I could come to Ahmedabad."
MEGA or the Ahmedabad Metro is an under construction mass-transit rail system for Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. (ANI)