Union Government on 11 January 2016 formed a five-member high level committee to monitor the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Corridor (bullet train project). The committee will be headed by NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya.
The mandate of the committee is to look into the overall operations and technical issues, Make in India component and financial outlay of the 90000 crore rupees worth project.
Further, the committee will also overview the project’s strategic importance for India-Japan bilateral relation. Earlier, in December 2015, both countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation and assistance in the execution of the project.
Apart from the Chairman, the members of the committee are-
• AK Mittal, Railway Board Chairman
• S Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary
• Shantikanta Das, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs Secretary
• Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
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When: 11 January 2016