Minister directs officials to expedite Mumbai- Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project on time

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Mumbai, India (Metro Rail Today): Raosaheb Danve (Minister of State in the Ministry of Railways) had a meeting on the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) and Mumbai - Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) project at the headquarters of Western Railway in Mumbai.

The officials have briefed the minister about various stages of progress of these vital projects, including the land acquisition process and reestablishment of Project Affected People (PAP). The Minister told the authorities and state government officials to expedite the work for completion of projects within the set target period to avoid cost and time overruns.

More than 97 per cent of land has been acquired for the project in Gujarat and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and 30 per cent land in Maharashtra. Work is  already in process on 325 km (in Gujarat) out of the 508 km corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The Bullet Train Project is facing land issues and may miss its deadline of 2023. 

The estimated cost of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train project is Rs 110,000 crore, of which Rs 88,000 crore will be supported from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)..

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