99.3% land acquired for High-Speed Rail project in Gujarat

Gujarat revenue minister Rajendra Trivedi said 358.33 hectare - 99.3% of 360.75 hectares proposed to be acquired for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project - has been acquired

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AHMEDABAD (Metro Rail News): Gujarat revenue minister Rajendra Trivedi on Monday, 21st March said that the government has completed the acquisition of 99.3% land which is required for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai National High Speed Rail Project. he also said that the state government has paid ₹2,934 crores in compensation for the land parcels acquired for the project.

Rajendra Trivedi, in response to the questions by legislators, said that 360.75 hectares of land was to be acquired for the project in Gujarat out of which, 358.33 hectares has already been acquired.

As per the government’s written response, the land parcels that have been acquired are in five districts of Ahmedabad, Anand, Navsari, Kheda and Vadodara and 99.3% acquisition has been completed. The data displayed by the government in the assembly showed that the land acquired for the project was the largest in Vadodara district.

This bullet train project is being implemented by National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL). According to a statement by National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) on February 17, in Gujarat state (352km), 98.6% land was acquired and civil construction work started in the entire 352 km stretch. In Maharashtra, 62% of land has been acquired, it said.

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