2018-07-25

Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project: Starred Question in Loksabha

Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project

(a) whether the land acquisition issue is plaguing the ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project and if so, the details thereof;
(b) whether so far the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has acquired only 0.9 hectares of land for the above project and if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the said project is anticipated to be completed by 2022-23 and if so, the details thereof;
(d) whether the collaborators in the bullet train project have asked the Government to expedite the acquisition of land; and
(e) if so, the details thereof?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

LOK SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO: 104                                            ANSWERED ON: 25.07.2018

Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project

VASANTHI M.

Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the land acquisition issue is plaguing the ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project and if so, the details thereof;
(b) whether so far the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has acquired only 0.9 hectares of land for the above project and if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the said project is anticipated to be completed by 2022-23 and if so, the details thereof;
(d) whether the collaborators in the bullet train project have asked the Government to expedite the acquisition of land; and
(e) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF RAILWAYS, COAL, FINANCE AND CORPORATE AFFAIRS

(SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)

(a) to (e) : A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.


STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF STARRED QUESTION NO. 104 BY SHRIMATI VASANTHI M. TO BE ANSWERED IN LOK SABHA ON 25.07.2018 REGARDING MUMBAI-AHMEDABAD BULLET TRAIN PROJECT

(a): No, Madam. Land acquisition process for currently identified 1484 Hectare of required land has been initiated in all the 12 districts along the alignment of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) Project, falling in the States of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Union Territory of Dadar & Nagar Haveli.

(b): No, Madam. Approximately 4.92 Hectare of land in Vadodara has been handed over by Indian Railways to National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL). In addition Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has given their consent to hand over 0.9 Hectare of land at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) Project.

(c): Yes, Madam. Master Implementation Programme (MIP) for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) Project has been prepared. In the feasibility report, the project completion date was indicated as December, 2023. However, all efforts are directed towards its completion in 2022.

(d) and (e): Land acquisition has been taken up and is as per schedule.

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Source: Loksabha

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