Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train gets land from 12 villages in Palghar for its Project

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Mumbai, India (Metro Rail Today): Twelve villages in Palghar are ready to give land for the Bullet Train Project. The Mumbai - Ahmedabad Bullet train will pass through Mumbai Suburban , Thane and Palghar District. This is covered under Panchayats – Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA)Act, passing resolutions through their gram sabhas to give up land for the project. 

Sandip Pawar ( land acquisition officer for Palghar district) said,

As per our records, 19 villages covered under PESA Act and tribal-dominated, had given their consent earlier. Now, 31 villages have given concurrence to give their land. Ten are still opposing the project and we are in discussion with them. We will settle their claims or go for direct purchase of land. Now, nearly 85 per cent of the land needed for the project has either been acquired or is being acquired. We only need to get land from 10 villages covered under PESA Act.

Around 2,000 tenements required for the Mumbai - Ahmedabad Bullet Train project are spread over various buildings and chawls. "Certain buildings will be demolished and the tenants be provided with new houses" Pawar said

 Rajesh Narvekar (Collector of Thane) said,
 In Thane and Bhiwandi talukas, about 75 acre of land was to be acquired. 42 acres have been received by the consent of the landowners. For the remaining land, there exist family or boundary disputes. But the acquisition amount has been deposited in court and they will take over the remaining land by September end or early October.

Almost 97 per cent of the land required for the Project has been acquired in the state of Gujrat.

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