Kolkata: It will only take a few hours to reach China’s Kunming city after a bullet train service connecting the two countries becomes a reality.
While addressing a press conference on connectivity and trade relations between the two countries, Chinese Consul General in Kolkata, Ma Zhanwu on Wednesday said, “We are looking forward to bullet trains from Kolkata to Kunming. The whole of Asia will be connected,” HT reported.
However, not revealing in details of the route and project he added, “It will only take a few hours to reach Kolkata from Kunming if the rail link becomes a reality.”
But speculations are that it would follow the proposed Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) economic corridor that is projected to run through Mandalay in Myanmar connecting Chittagong and Dhaka in Bangladesh ending in Kolkata.
The Chinese diplomat further added that despite Indian rupee fall the rise of Indian economy is irreversible and that China wants to maintain healthy relations with India.