The Centre has outrightly rejected Maharashtra’s plea to extend the upcoming Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train corridor via Nashik, according to recent RTI replies received by a Mumbai activist Jeetendra Ghadge here on Saturday.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had written separately to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on January 13, 2016 urging the inclusion of Nashik in the first-ever High Speed Rail project, or Bullet Train, to be implemented in India.
“The alignment now recommended by the consultants covers only three cities in Maharashtra: Mumbai, Thane and Boisar (in Palghar district). I think that the state will truly benefit from the HSR Project if the network is extended to other important cities in the state,” said Fadnavis’ letter. Read More