Seminar room of International Project Lab., The University of Tokyo

Special seminar about high-speed rail project in India at UTokyo

1) Time and day: 5:30pm-7:00pm, September 17 (Tuesday), 2019

2) Place: Seminar room of International Project Lab., Third floor, Engineering Buidling No.11, Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo


3) Presentation

-Title: Inside of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project, India’s first High-Speed Rail with Japan’s Shinkansen System


India’s first high speed rail line is planned under the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) Project. The ipmlementation of the project with use of Japanese high speed rail technologies (i.e. the SHINKANSEN system) and experiences, was cofirmed at the Japan-India Summit Meeting (December 2015). Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been providing and facilitating various types of support such as those for the detailed design of the project, dispatch of experts, conducting training in Japan, and providing ODA loans for the construction of training facilities and the MAHSR line itself. Tenders have started for both the construction of the training facilities and the main line, and intensive discussion are being held every day amongst the experts of India and Japan. Ms. Momoko Furuhashi was dispatched to the India Office of JICA from 2016 to 2019, where she first looked after road and water sector of India, and afterwards becoming officer in charge for the High Speed Rail. In the seminar she will introduce how JICA is supporting the implementation of the MAHSR, and will share her personal experience of working on the mega project.

4) Short bio of presenter

Ms. Momoko Furuhashi has just completed her tenure as a representative in the India Office of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in mid-September 2019. She has mainly been in charge of implementation management and formulation of grant aid and Official Development Assistance (ODA) projects for transport infrastructure, namely roads, bridges and airports in the JICA HQs. The projects were located in various countries such as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Democratic Republic of the Congo, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and the Republic of Mozambique.

5) Charge: free

6) Language: English only

7) Participation: Please cotact Ms. Tomoko Samukawa ( for joining this seminar, but you can join the seminar even without pre-registration.