It also criticized that the bullet train project was being fast tracked even as there were a number of railway projects in Vidharbha, Konkan and Marathwada that were yet to commence.
Yesterday, Shiv Sena had severely criticised PM Modi's dream of running bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. "Even if there are no elections, I feel the Govt. should go ahead with this project", said a media analyst.
Taking a dig sarcastically, it said, "It is not entirely certain, as to which problem the bullet train is a solution for".
Of the 508-km route and 12 stations of the bullet train, 120 km and four stations will fall in Maharashtra.
The Japanese Prime Minister, Abe, in his speech gave full-credit to Modi for bringing the high-speed train to India. "Most of the stops are in Gujarat and there are stops in places which have a population of just 36,000", said Congress spokesperson R.P.N. Singh.
"From Europe to China, the bullet train's image can be seen everywhere".
The two leaders enjoy a close friendship - Mr Modi chose Japan as the destination for his first bilateral visit outside South Asia as prime minister. The Congress clarified that it was not against innovation and development but raised doubts over the project as a "chunavi bullet train", advocating that the BJP government's main aim is to score brownie points by introducing the country's first bullet train before the Gujarat Assembly elections.
The announcement of Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train has received mixed reactions from the people of Mumbai, but they were unanimous in their demand for reforms in Mumbai's local trains over the introduction of a bullet train.
The bullet trains in Japan get cleaned in mere seven minutes, and it gets ready to run again. All these projects were needed for the nation.
Many youngsters from the city liked the idea travel time to Goa being reduced to 2 hrs thanks to the bullet train. It also sought to know if the Ahmedabad-Mumbai high speed train project really fits into the needs of the country. Modi's dream is not of the common man but of the rich and industrialists, ' the Sena, which shares power with BJP both in Maharashtra and at the Centre, said.