Railways doesn't rule out first phase of bullet train in Gujarat
NEW DELHI: Indian Railways has not ruled out the possibility of commencing the operation of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train between Ahmedabad to Vapi in Gujarat in the first phase, if land availability in Maharashtra gets delayed further.
Responding to a question on whether the go nment would start operation in two phases, railway Board CEO and chairman, V K Yadav said they are keen to start the service on the entire stretch. “The Maharashtra go nment has assured us to make more than 80% land available in the next four months...We are also preparing whether we can run the train in the first phase between Ahmedabad and Vapi (325 km), if there is a delay in getting the land in Maharashtra due to any reason. But all these decisions will be taken when we have clarity about land availability in Maharashtra,” he said.
印度铁路局首席执行官兼主席V K Yadav在回答关于政府是否会分两阶段开通高铁的问题时表示，他们希望一次性整条高铁通车。“马哈拉施特拉邦政府向我们保证，将在未来四个月完成80%的征地……如果马哈拉施特拉邦的征地延误，我们将考虑在第一阶段先运行艾哈迈达巴德和瓦皮(325公里)路段。所有这些决定都将在马哈拉施特拉邦的征地情况明朗之后做出。”
TOI on November 26 had reported how Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked the railways to complete the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project at least on the Gujarat portion in time, if the land issues don’t get resolved for the stretch falling in Maharashtra.
According to the minutes of Pragati meeting chaired by Modi on November 25, Maharashtra go nment has been directed to handover the land required in Thane and Vikhroli urgently and balance land by April 30, 2021. Railway and environment ministries and Maharashtra go nment have been instructed to expeditiously process the proposal of forest clearance.
The land acquisition in Maharashtra portion so far has been around 23%.
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Maharashtra will have to wait for its portion of the train until BJP returns to power on its own.
Coz we have anti-national n anti-development alliance in Maharashtra
Vote for BJP, Vote for Development!!
Who are the beneficiary of the project Ambani, Andani
Anyway everything is for Gujarat only.
Ha ha ha ha , we knew this was comming
But that will be too costly to operate. Otherwise also the infrastructure cost is extremely high for the project.
The 1st High Speed Rail in India will therefore be a Gujarat only affair.
Great, let Gujrat public enjoy bullet train. At least great cost saving Maharashtra
why construct bullet train in the age of hyper loop?
Because India is a dum ground for old and redundant technologies
using tax payer money to only develop Gujarat
Until that happens the center should stall all center funded projects in MH..Let the pappus cry!
Bullet train has to gave commercial viability. Otherwise running and sustaining this means waste of public tax payers money. Also at the same time if the project gets delayed, then the costs will escalate.
If it runs in gujjuland it is enough
Utterly comical. After travelling at Bullet Speed ie as per Indian Super Fast standards the passengers will have to get down at MH border and catch a Fast Local to Mumbai that too by Standing Commute. Welcome to new type of Sab Ka Saath Sab Ka Vikas / Co-operative non federalism.
I vote bjp since started voting.
Indian Railways has not ruled out the possibility of commencing the operation of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet Train between Ahmedabad to Vapi in Gujarat in the first phase
We need many Bullet trains in our country. Just imagine Mumbai Delhi is 5-6 hours - compared to the 15 hours now. Other routes - Mumbai - Bangalore less than 4 hours and Bangalore Chennai - just 1.5 hours.. almost all people travelling for business would prefer these high speed bullet trains instead of flights - especially when they will cost almost same and take less time in many cases by train as you are nearer your destination.