New Delhi (Metro Rail News): The Indian Railways along with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) are soon going to start the process of acquiring additional land for the project.
“NHAI will soon acquire land to lay tracks for high-speed trains along greenfield expressways for integrated development of the rail transport network in the country” one official said. The decision to acquire additional land was taken recently in a meeting of a group of infrastructure ministers which was led by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.
In the recently held infra sector group meeting, it was decided that the NHAI will take over land acquisition. According to sources, a 4-member committee has also been constituted to take for the matter.
The four-member committee will work out the modalities for acquiring land and sharing the cost. It may be noted that the Indian Railways is in the process of preparing the blueprint of 7 high-speed rail routes in the country.
The Indian Railways has already marked the seven routes on which these sets of seven Bullet Trains are expected to run in future.