The state hands over BKC plot to NHSRC for Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train

MMRDA commissioner UPS Madan handed over the documents of 4.6 hectares of land in presence of railway minister Piyush Goyal and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at a function at CSTM

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The state government and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) handed over a plot at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) for the underground terminal of the Ahmedabad- Mumbai bullet train to the National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRC), who will be building the bullet train project.

MMRDA commissioner UPS Madan handed over the documents of 4.6 hectares of land in presence of railway minister Piyush Goyal and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis at a function at CSTM.

According to the NHSRC officials, they will start building bullet train terminal at BKC by year-end or early next year. They have planned a three-level underground terminal at about 25 meters in the ‘G’ block.

Initially, MMRDA was hesitating to hand over the plot as they were planning to build International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) but later they agreed to give land under certain conditions. Meanwhile, NHSRC has promised that they would integrate the bullet train terminal with IFSC building which will be constructed above it.

Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train

  • It will cut down the current six-hour journey between the two cities to 2 to 2.5 hours
  • It will be 508 kilometers long, of which 120 kilometre will be in Maharashtra
  • Of the total 12 stations, four stations will be constructed in Maharashtra
  • The bullet train project is estimated to cost around ₹1.10 lakh Cr

Last year, on September 14, 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the project with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

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