INTERNATIONAL Current AFFAIRS 7th Jan, 2017

By: D.K Choudhary
 
China Launches the World’s Longest Bullet Train Shangri-la of the World
i. China on 5 January 2017 launched its longest bullet train named “Shangri-la of the World”. It runs between Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province to Beijing.
ii. The train left Kunming at 11:05 a.m to cover the 2,760-km trip to Beijing and took around 13 hours.
iii. The name of the train reflects the world famous resort in Shangri-la of Yunnan. The cost
of second class seat of the train is about 1,147.5 yuan (USD 166).
iv .This line on which the train“Shangri-la of the World” will run is the longest east-west high-Longest Bullet Train Shangri-laspeed railway in China. China has already built more than 20,000 km of high-speed rail lines and the government plans to increase it to 45,000 km by 2030.
China
♦ Capital: Beijing
♦ Currency: Renminbi
♦ President: Xi Jinping

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