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The government's ambitious bullet train project requires an estimated 300 hectares across 73 villages, affecting about 3,000 people, in the stretch.
The 508-km Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train remains one of the most ambitious projects of the Modi Government, estimated at Rs.1.08 lakh crore.
Protests, backed by local politicians, have flared up in recent months against attempts to secure sections of a 108-km stretch, which is around one-fifth of the entire bullet train corridor.
He acknowledged that there were land acquisition issues in PM Modi’s ambitious bullet train project and the matter was being discussed with farmers in Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Of the total 508 km of the project, that costs approximately Rs. 98,000 crore, around 110 km of the corridor passes through Palghar district.
The land measurement process was being undertaken in the Shilphata area of Shil village in neighbouring Thane district by the state's Public Works Department.
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Tuesday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in the way farmers’ land was being acquired for the prestigious Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project.
The proposed corridor will start from the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai and end near the Sabarmati Railway Station in Ahmedabad.
China is developing new bullet trains with a speed up to 400 kmph besides researching on the next generation magnetic-levitation train with a top speed of 600 kmph, a Chinese official said.
President Ram Nath Kovind said that the government was committed to provide world class train services in the country.
Japanese Consul General said that India's first high-speed rail project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad should be completed by 2023.
Japan is funding most of the project, undermining a key component of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic policy - a push to 'Make in India'.
He was replying to a query on Quora, a website where users ask questions and invite answers from the online community - "Does India actually need a bullet train"?
The MP said that the Railways should instead spend money on safety, better infrastructure and better facilities.
The MNS president called Narendra Modi a "liar" and warned that he would not allow the Bullet Train project till all suburban commuters' issues are resolved.