Mumbai to Ahmedabad Bullet Train Fare: Of the total 1,380 hectares of land required for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor, commonly known as the bullet train project, so far 622 hectares of land, which comes to around 45 per cent, has been acquired, the official said.
Last week, farmers and local activists disrupted a public hearing conducted by NHSRCL, its second attempt to hold such an event in less than a month. The first one last month was also cut short by protests.
Congress Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat, Ahmed Patel recently wrote a letter to PM Modi stating that he has received several complaints from farmer representatives that rules and procedures under the Land Acquisition Act 2013 was not being adhered to and Gujarat government was conducting the land acquisition exercise under a diluted version of the 2013 Act.
While European countries like Germany and Italy had been researching and experimenting on high speed rail network since as early as the beginning of the twentieth century, it was Japan which made the breakthrough in this race for the fastest rail technology.