100 % Land Acquisition Achieved in Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project 

The project achieves 100% land acquisition with 268.5 Km of pier erection & 120.4 Km of Girder launch.

Mumbai Ahmedabad high-speed rail / Representational Image
Mumbai Ahmedabad high-speed rail / Representational Image

MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): Per the tweet of the railway’s minister, the ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project has achieved 100% land acquisition across Gujarat, Maharashtra, Dadra & Nagar Haveli. 

The tweet 

Total Land Acquistion 

State Land (in Hectares) Acquisition 
Gujarat 951.14 100%
Dadra & Nagar Haveli 7.90 100%
Maharastra 430.45 100%
Overall 1389.49 100%

Overall Development 

Per the railways’ minister, the project has reached a total Pier Casting of 268.5 Km while the Girder Launching is -120.4 Km. 

Delay in Acquisition 

The acquisition was expected to be completed in 2023 only owing to protests against land acquisition on the way.  

Land usage 

The operational control centre will be located at Sabarmati in Ahmedabad, and there will be Three depots, Two in Gujarat- Surat & Maharashtra and one in Maharashtra- Thane. The phase phase of the project between Surat & Bilimora is expected to be on track by 2026. 

MAHSR Corridor 

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Railway (MAHSR) is India’s initial high-speed train route connecting Mumbai and Ahmedabad. It is expected to cost around 1.08 lakh crore. The central government has agreed to contribute ₹10,000 crore, and Gujarat and Maharashtra will contribute ₹5,000 crore each. The remaining funds will be obtained through a loan from Japan at a meagre 0.1% interest rate.

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