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Railway authorities to face technology and land hurdles

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 14, 2017, 5:59 am IST
Updated : Sep 14, 2017, 5:59 am IST

The train will stop at Thane and Virar, Boisar in Mumbai. It will halt at Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand and Ahmedabad in Gujarat.

92 per cent of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train’s route will be elevated.
 92 per cent of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train’s route will be elevated.

Mumbai: The Rs 1.10 lakh crore bullet train project will face several challenges, including technological. The railway authorities will have to complete land acquisition for the bullet train project before tenders are issued in March next year. Of the 508-km stretch, 92 per cent of the route will be elevated, six per cent will be tunnelled, and the remaining two per cent will be on the ground. The bullet train will connect Mumbai and Ahmedabad with a total of 12 stations.

If they are unable to acquire the private land by March, the railway officials plan to complete the procedure of acquisition of government land. An official said, “We are looking to acquiring as a much as land we can by March when we will be putting out the tenders. But if there are hurdles in getting the land owned by villagers in Palghar then we will at least start the work on government owned land for sure as well on private land that we manage to acquire.”

According to sources, the Japanese government had recommended elevation of the entire project, but the Indian government has insisted that some of the stations must be on land or underground.

The train will stop at Thane and Virar, Boisar in Mumbai. It will halt at Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand and Ahmedabad in Gujarat.

Tags: bullet train, indian government, japanese government
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)