Date of Post: 04 Sep, 2018
Mumbai: The process of land acquisition in Maharashtra for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, including in Palghar district, would be completed by this year end, a top official of the NHSRCL (National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited) said.
A service road would also come up along the high speed corridor, save some section, for the use of the general public, he said.
- Achal Khare, Managing Director of NHSRCL, said,”There were apprehensions in people’s mind and misconceptions. We have managed to clear those issues and win their trust….by December end we will be able to complete the acquisition process.”
- He was addressing a press conference at Virathan Khurd village in Palghar, one of the 73 project affected villages.
- However, 45 villages out of 73 in the district have given their consent to the land acquisition process, an official said.
- Khare said,”There were apprehensions among the people that we would be acquiring 200 feet of land when the requirement is only 60 feet. We also engaged Marathi speaking officials to reach out to them and engage in conversations with them about the project and allay their concerns.”
- Around 110 kms of the 508 kilometre- Bullet Train corridor passes through Palghar.
- The project requires an estimated 300 hectares across 73 villages in the stretch.
- Khare said,”We have cut the involvement of middle men and hopefully we will get the land issue sorted with their support.”
- The 508-kilometre high-speed rail corridor will connect Ahmedabad in Gujarat with Mumbai in Maharashtra.
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