Amar Ujala Bureau, New Delhi
Updated Sun, 27 Dec 2020 06:42 AM IST
Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train
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- Railways decided on the problem of land acquisition in Mumbai
- Bullet train from Ahmedabad to Vapi in first phase and Vapi to Mumbai in second phase
The Railway Ministry has made it clear that if the Maharashtra government did not help in land acquisition, the bullet train would not run in two phases. In the first phase, this train can be run on 325 km track between Ahmedabad to Vapi. Only if land acquisition is approved will the bullet train run from Vapi to Bandra in the second phase.
Railway Board CEO Vinod Kumar Yadav said that 67 percent of the land has been received for the bullet train project. Of this, 825 hectares of land has been acquired out of 956 hectares in Gujarat. Due to the acquisition of about 90 percent of the land in Gujarat, the ground work has been started by issuing tenders.
By the way, the Maharashtra government has assured to acquire the land in four months. Out of 432 hectares in Maharashtra, 97 hectares of land has been acquired. This is only 22 percent of the required land. Out of 8 hectares of land in Dadar and Nagar Haveli, seven hectares of land has been acquired.