As the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project is in full swing, the Centre is now assessing the feasibility of setting up similar projects in other parts of the country, reports Rail Analysis India.
Addressing the Parliament on the issue during the Question Hour, Minister of State for Railways, Suresh Angadi said, “A detailed study is going on throughout the country. Once the current Mumbai-Ahmedabad project is successful, the centre can think of launching new routes like Delhi-Kolkata, Delhi-Mumbai and other cities.”
Elaborating on the land acquisition process of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR), the minister said that over 97 per cent farmers in 297 villages of Gujarat have given their consent for this line, despite instances of resistance at the initial stages in Maharashtra.
The 508.17-km-long MAHSR corridor is being implemented by the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NSHRCL). According to the proposal, the corridor will cover Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand/Nadia, Ahmedabad and Sabarmati.
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