Ahmedabad, Sep 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe today inaugurated the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project, popularly known as India’s first bullet train, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. At the bullet train foundation laying ceremony, Japanese PM Abe said that Japan’s Ja and India’s I become Jai. “And that’s what we will strive for,” he added. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe started his address with ‘Namaskar’.

Here a list of Abe’s top quotes at the inauguration ceremony of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail, famously known as India’s first bullet train project.

“Dear Friend Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a far sighted leader. He made a decision of making New India and chose Japan as a partner. We completely support it.”

“India can become a global manufacturing hub. The bullet train will spread from Sabarmati to the rest of India. The Japanese engineers are ready to put their hard work into the project.”

“Japan is committed to the scheme of ‘Make in India’.”

“If India and Japan work together, nothing is impossible.”

“No accident in a Shinkansen (bullet train) has been reported in Japan. Japan’s technology of bullet train will help India’s Railways system”

Japan’s Ja and India’s I become Jai, and that’s what we will strive for – Shinzo Abe

“I wish that when I visit India next, I come with PM Narendra Modi in a Shinkansen (Bullet Train).

“I really like Gujarat and I really like India. I will do whatever I can for India.”

“India-Japan partnership is special, strategic and global.”

“PM Modi and I will work towards realizing ‘Jai Japan- Jai India’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the audience and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe before beginning his speech at the foundation day ceremony of India’s first bullet train project in Ahmedabad. PM Modi thanked Shinzo Abe, saying that he took a personal interest in the project and assured that there would be no glitches in the project. (Also Read: High-Speed Bullet Train Project to Begin Today: Here Are 10 Interesting Facts)

Listed are some of PM Modi’s top quotes at the bullet train foundation laying ceremony.

“Transport system is of prime importance for a nation’s development.”

“The next generation growth will happen at places where there are high-speed corridors.”

“Japan gave us a loan of 88,000 crore at 0.1 per cent interest.”

“The bullet train will bring speed and employment. Bullet train project is human-friendly and eco-friendly”

“I am sure that we will complete this project in a short span of time.”

“Whether it is Highway or Railway, Waterway or Airway, the work has been moving with a speed.”

“Our railway network is huge. The number of people travelling in trains every week in India is equal to Japan’s total population.”

“Around the year 2022-23, we wish that both PM Shinzo Abe and I inaugurate the Bullet train.”

With inputs from ANI.