Maharashtra govt grants all permissions for Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project

NHSRCL had to previously cancel the tenders for the station at BKC because of non-availability of land due to which, the project got delayed.

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MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): In a press conference on July 14 Maharashtra government has informed that they have granted all permissions that are required for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project.

Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “All the necessary clearances for the bullet train project have been given by the CM (Eknath Shinde) on Wednesday.” The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) is executing the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Project which is a 508 km long stretch.

The clearances given for the project include acquisition of land, especially at Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) and Vikhroli in Mumbai, and shifting of petrol pump from BKC to make way for a high-speed rail station.

NHSRCL had to previously cancel the tenders for the station at BKC because of non-availability of land due to which, the project got delayed which also led to cost escalation.

Maharashtra Chief Secretary Manukumar Shrivastava on July 13 reviewed the bullet train project after which he instructed the collector of Mumbai Suburbs, Nidhi Chaudhari, collector of Thane, Rajesh Narvekar, and collector of Palghar, Manik Gursal, clear and solve the land acquisition issues which are leading to a delay in the project.

Shrivastava has also asked Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to hand over the Bandra plot to the NHSRCL and shift a petrol pump and fire station.

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