Bullet train project hits a roadblock in India

Shinkansen bullet trains in Nagano, Japan. The new government of Maharashtra is reviewing a multibillion-dollar bullet train project, which India is developing in collaboration with Japan.
Shinkansen bullet trains in Nagano, Japan. The new government of Maharashtra is reviewing a multibillion-dollar bullet train project, which India is developing in collaboration with Japan.PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a series of steps, including opening up sectors like defence, to attract foreign investment.

But recent U-turns by state governments on massive infrastructure projects have added to the climate of economic uncertainty in the country where growth has slowed.

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