Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is confident that there will not be “any stress” in getting the land needed for India’s ambitious bullet train project, even as protests continue in pockets of Maharashtra and Gujarat.
“Environmental and social impact studies either have been completed or are near completion. I personally don’t see any stress in getting the land (for the project),” Goyal told reporters on the sidelines of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank summit.
A senior government functionary also said Japan, which is almost fully funding the project with a soft loan, is increasing its funding to $5 billion per year from the earlier $3 billion. Read More