Maharashtra cabinet approves Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Bullet Train project

Naomi Pandya Posted on: 2022-07-14 18:00:00 Viewer: 6,353 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Mumbai

Maharashtra cabinet approves Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Bullet Train project

Mumbai, India (Urban Transport News):  The newly formed Maharashtra Government cabinet today gave their approval for the implementation of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Bullet Train project in Maharashtra. This information was given by Smt. Darshana Jardosh, Minister of State for Railways & Textiles, Government of India via her official Twitter.

"The Maharashtra Cabinet today clears approvals for Mumbai - Ahmedabad Bullet Train, thus helping to strengthen 'Gati-Shakti', envisioned by Hon. PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji. We thank the Hon'ble CM Shri Eknath Shinde Ji & Hon'ble Deputy CM Shri Devendra Fadnavis Ji for this decision," twitted the State Railway Minister.

Maharashtra deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis on July 14, 2022, announced that all clearances have been given for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor in the state. The 508-km Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed corridor is being developed by National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) at an estimated cost of Rs 1.1 Lakh Crore.

The bullet train will run through 12 stations, Out of 4 in Maharashtra and 8 in Gujarat - Surat, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad, Sabarmati, Bilimora, Bharuch, Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi stations - and will cover the distance in just about two hours. The station in Surat will be India's first to be ready between the Ahmedabad – Mumbai Bullet Train route (MAHSR).

The Maharashtra Government's announcement comes after several reports indicated that the change of government may fast track the bullet train project with railway officials expecting a land acquisition file stuck on the chief minister's desk to move now, a petrol pump to be shifted to build a tunnel, and a back-and-forth overpayment for a "prime land" settled.
Last month, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw pointed out that the fare of the bullet train will be kept at par with the First AC train. He, however, said that no final decision has been taken yet on the fare, but it will be within the reach of the people.
Talking on the development, the project implementing authority NHSRCL has reported that pillar and viaduct work is nearing completion to 75 km length of the corridor. 

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