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Railways Get Environmental Clearances For Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train

New Delhi: The Indian Railways has bought all of the requisite wildlife, forestry and coastal regulation zone clearances in Maharashtra and Gujarat for the 508-km Mumbai-Ahmedabad Excessive-Velocity Rail Hall.

Addressing a digital press convention right here, Railway Board Chairman and CEO, V.Ok. Yadav mentioned, “Requisite Wildlife, Forestry and Coastal Regulation Zone clearances in the state of Gujarat and Maharashtra have been obtained.”

Yadav mentioned that out of 1,651 utilities, 1,070 have been shifted for the Excessive-Velocity Practice Hall.

He additional added that railways have gotten 67 per cent of the land required for the Bullet practice challenge. Giving the break up of land acquired in Gujarat, he mentioned, 825 hectare out of 956 hectare have been acquired, which is 86 per cent.

Whereas in Maharashtra, the 97 hectare out of the 432 hectare of land has been acquired, which is simply 22 per cent of the overall land required and seven-hectare out of eight hectare land has been acquired in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Yadav mentioned.

Yadav additional mentioned that railways has floated the tenders price Rs 32,000 crore in Gujarat for the formidable challenge overlaying 325 km size of viaduct and 5 stations.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the then Japan’s Premier Shinzo Abe had on September 14, 2017 laid the muse stone for the formidable Rs 1.08 lakh crore ($17 billion) challenge.

The preliminary deadline to finish the formidable challenge was December 2023. The bullet trains are anticipated to run at 350 km per hour overlaying the 508-km stretch in about two hours. Compared, trains presently plying on the route take over seven hours to journey the gap, whereas flights take about an hour.

Commenting on the progress of the Devoted Freight Hall, Yadav mentioned that by June 2022 the DFC might be full.

The DFC is among the largest rail infrastructure initiatives undertaken by the federal government. The general price is pegged at Rs 81,459 crore. DFCCIL has been arrange as a particular objective car to undertake planning, improvement, mobilisation of monetary sources, building, upkeep and operation of the Devoted Freight Corridors.

Within the first section, the organisation is developing the Western DFC (1,504 route km) and Jap DFC (1,856 route km) spanning a complete size of three,360 route km.

Yadav mentioned that within the EDFC the 353 km lengthy Khurja-Bhaupur part is prepared for commissioning whereas 48 km-long Khurja-Dadri part might be prepared by June 2021, 401 km-long Ludhiana-Khurja part and 402 km-long Bhaupur-Deen Dayal Upadhyay part might be prepared by June 2022 and 137 km lengthy Deen Dayal Upadhyay-Sonnagar part might be prepared by December 2021.

He mentioned on the WDFC, the 306 km-long Rewari-Madar part is prepared for commissioning whereas 335 km-long Madar-Palanpur part might be prepared by March 2021, 122 km-long Rewari-Dadri by December 2021 and 738 km-long Palanpur-Makarpura-JNPT part by June 2022.

(With IANS Inputs)

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