Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train: The NHSRCL (National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited) has decided to seek help from the RPF (Railway Protection Force) in order to protect its employees as they go about surveying the land meant for India’s first bullet train project .
According to an HT report, this comes amid protests by the local population, disruptions supported by political leaders, and not much support from the state administration. The process of land acquisition for the bullet train project was started last year. However, so far, less than 1 hectare of the 1,400 hectares land needed for the project has been acquired, the report said.
In Palghar, a town in Maharashtra, which is one of the epicentres of the protest against the bullet train project, a clinic opened by NHSRCL, which is executing the project, was shut down by the locals. The teams conducting the survey for the project were threatened several times and were also beaten up once. Read More