Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: India’s first bullet train project has missed its land acquisition deadline! Recently, the Consul General of Japan in Mumbai Ryoji Noda was quoted in an IE report saying that the deadline of December 2018 has been missed and he does not know if this would delay the scheduled completion of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project by 2022.
The Japanese side cannot do anything about the delay, so they are waiting for the state governments of Gujarat and Maharashtra to procure the land, he said. Earlier this year, it was reported that the process of land acquisition in Gujarat would take another 7-8 months and stretch beyond the month of June 2019, after the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Read More