National High Speed Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has planned to float 20 tenders or more for the bullet train project. It is reported that this will be done as early as January next year. The tenders worth Rs 88,000 crore will be given out for manufacture of coaches, signals, technology and other necessary infrastructure, Rail News reported.
The total bullet train corridor is 508 km long and runs between Mumbai to Ahmedabad. In July, a tender was floated for the construction of a bridge in Navsari, Gujarat. Among the 60-something bridges, it will be the first one.
Out of the 508 km, 155 km runs in Maharashtra and 348 km in Gujarat with the rest 5 km in Dadra and Nagar Haveli. For the project, NHSRCL is trying to acquire land with the assistance of state governments. It has to acquire 1,424 hectares in Gujarat and 350 hectares in Maharashtra. These lands spread over hundreds of villages in both the states.
The 110 km long corridor passing through Palghar has seen stiff resistance from the locals.
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