Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train: Over 120 pleas against land acquisition for high-speed rail project dismissed


Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train: Over 120 pleas against land acquisition for high-speed rail project dismissed

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: On Tuesday, the Gujarat High Court dismissed more than 120 petitions filed by farmers challenging the land acquisition process for the country’s first-ever bullet train project, connecting Mumbai to Ahmedabad.

However, a division bench of justices AS Dave and Biren Vaishnav said the issue of higher compensation is still open and farmers who are seeking more money against their land can still approach the authorities, according to a PTI report. Moreover, while seeking more money for land acquisition, farmers could cite past examples where higher compensation was granted by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) or any other such company for acquiring land, the court said.

According to the report, the court turned down the claim made by farmers that the state government of Gujarat did not have powers to issue a notification for land acquisition since the bullet train project was divided between two states – Gujarat and Maharashtra.  Read More

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