TAD NewsDesk, Gujarat: In the state legislature it was informed that the Bullet train project to be connected between Ahmedabad and Mumbai has already invited around 1908 complaints with strong opposition to it by farmers. The complaints belie the concern of land acquisition.
Of the eight districts in Gujarat where land acquisition for the bullet train is underway, Surat (940) saw the highest objections and complaints being registered by farmers. Bharuch (408), Valsad (236) and Navsari (201) are the other districts where a higher number of complaints have been filed. In comparison, there were zero complaints filed in Kheda.
The Indian Express had reported that 95 per cent of the land acquisition in Gujarat has been completed and National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) was talking with their Japanese partners to begin the first phase of the project in Gujarat.
It has been an issue of high concern for the farmers a development of communication mode will mean the sacrifice on their part. The state government in its written replies given to questions asked by MLAs said the acquisition of 69.99 lakh square metres of the total 73.64 lakh square metres needed for the project has been acquired in the eight districts. Only 3.64 lakh square metres of the acquisition remains pending in the state.
Source: Indian Express