Like demonetisation, Bullet Train will kill everything including safety: Chidambaram

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New Delhi, Sep 30: Hitting out at  the government over high speed train, Congress senior leader  P. Chidambaram on Saturday said it would “be like demonetisation” adding that it should spend money on safety, better infrastructure and better facilities.

In a series of tweets, Cidambaram launched scathing attack on the ruling government over recently occurred deadly stampede in a foot overbridge in Mumbai that claimed over 20 lives.

He said “Bullet train will be like demonetisation. It will kill everything else including safety.”

“Railways should spend on safety, better infrastructure and better facilities. Not on bullet train,” he tweeted.

“Railway Minister may take pledge on day after. Rs one lakh crore for rail safety, track upgrading, signalling and not for bullet train”, he said in another tweet.

Senior congress leader also stated,  the proposed Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train is not for a common people and  described it “an ego trip for the high and mighty”.

Wefornews Bureau 

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