India’s Narendra Modi dreams of a modern rail system, but hurdles abound

By Rama Lakshmi, July 9, 2014

NEW DELHI — The future bumped up against the past this month at New Delhi’s main railway station.

Hailing the advent of a bright new era for India’s 161-year-old rail system, officials unveiled the country’s first high-speed train last Thursday, sending it on a test run to Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal, in which it reached a speed of 100 mph.

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