MNA Business Desk: Chinese Consul General in Kolkata Ma Zhanwu said Wednesday his country was mooting a bullet train service between Kunming and Kolkata, traversing through Myanmar and Bangladesh, reported news agency.
With joint efforts of India and China, a high-speed rail link could be established between the two cities, Mr Zhanwu said at a conference here.
“It will only take a few hours to reach Kolkata from Kunming if the rail link becomes a reality,” he asserted.
The envoy also said that Myanmar and Bangladesh would benefit from the project.
“We may have a cluster of industries along the route. That increases the possibility of economic development of countries involved in the 2,800 km-long project,” he maintained.
The project had also found mention at the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) meet in Kunming in 2015, he said.