You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Chinese envoy proposes bullet train to Kolkata

Hindustan Times logo Hindustan Times 13-09-2018

China is “looking forward” to bullet train services connecting Kunming in south western China and Kolkata in Bengal, Chinese consul general in Kolkata, Ma Zhanwu, said on Wednesday.

a man holding a sign posing for the camera © Provided by Hindustan Times

“We are looking forward to bullet trains from Kolkata to Kunming. The whole Asia will be connected,” said Zhanwu while addressing a conference on connectivity and trade relations between China and India.

However, the Chinese diplomat did not divulge the details of the route and whether it would follow the proposed Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) economic corridor that is projected to run through Mandalay in Myanmar, Chittagong and Dhaka in Bangladesh terminating in Kolkata.

Download the Microsoft News app for your Android or iPhone device and get news & live updates on the go. Read more News in English and Hindi.

Zhanwu described India as a rising economy and said China wants to maintain stable relations with its neighbours. He added that despite the fall in value of rupee lately, the rise of Indian economy is irreversible.

In pics: 21 Train Journeys In India That Are An Experience In Themselves!

Also watch: Mamata Banerjee's Rs 28 crore bonanza for Durga Puja

Replay Video

(Video provided by NDTV)

More From Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon