Mumbai – A big hindrance in the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train project has been removed as the state government has reportedly accorded a green signal to give land in the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC). The announcement in this regard would be made soon, clarified Indian Railways while talking to a news agency.
According to information, the first station of Bullet Train will be built in BKC. The State government’s agency, MMRDA, owns 67 acre land in BKC and 10 acre plot of this land is likely to be given for the Bullet Train project. The MMRDA had refused to hand this land over to the Railway as it had planned to develop International Finance Service Centre on this plot. Still, Railway was insisting for this land and it finally succeeded in diverting the mind of MMRDA and State government authorities.
When tried to contact senior MMRDA officials, nobody was ready to talk on this issue.
As per reports, the MMRDA will construct the International Finance Service Centre just above the Bullet Train station at BKC. The BKC-Thane bullet train route will be underground so will be its BKC station. The Railway is expected to commence its work on this project in 2018.