Amid strong opposition from political parties and villagers alike, work for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train is in full swing.
Describing the bullet train as an “extremely essential” for India, Railway Board chairman (CRB) Ashwani Lohani on Monday said that the public transporter looked at it as a project that would unleash technology-driven transportation in the country.
The bullet train project in India is facing a challenge from Mango and sapota (the fruit popularly known as ‘chiku’) growers in Maharashtra who are backed by local politicians.
Piyush Goyal is the Union Minister for Railways and Coal, holding the additional charge of Finance and Corporate Affairs. He is widely viewed as one of the most important policy minds in the government.
India is set to miss a December deadline to acquire land for a Japan-backed $17 billion bullet train project following protests by fruit growers, government officials said, likely delaying one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s most ambitious projects.
Even as farmers in Gujarat and Maharashtra are protesting against land acquisition for the bullet train project, the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) has put forth a proposal before the Standing Committee to hand over 4,474.25 sq m land for the project.
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The Indian Railways and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways are coming together to build a high-speed rail line along the proposed expressway between Mumbai and Nagpur, Financial Express has reported.
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This bullet train boost will be a big help for the public going forward.
India’s ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, expected be constructed by August 2022, has hit a land acquisition hurdle in Maharashtra following stiff resistance from local communities and tribal villages of Palghar district.
On May 16, the farmers of Diva staged a symbolic two-hour protest in front of the District Collectorate Thane against bullet train project. Refusing to take political support