The NHSRCL, which is spearheading the project, has asked for entries for the name and designing of mascot for the train by March 25, a statement said. Interested participants can do the same by logging on to mygov.in.
India’s bullet train will see 70 trips per day, running at 320 km per hour. The fares are expected to be around 1.5 times the existing fare of AC First Class of the Indian Railway’s service between the two cities.
While the VVCMC received correspondence regarding the same, farmers met a Japanese delegation on Thursday and told the delegates that they will not give up their land for the high-speed train corridor.
“With our jurisdiction extended till Boisar-Palghar and Pen, we are planning to develop three growth centres modelled after the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC). We have identified Virar, Palghar and Pen for these centres,” said a senior MMRDA official.
While 0.29 hectare was acquired from the owners of a water park in Paye village in Bhiwandi, Thane, a German NRI gave a proportion of land from a total of 1.57 hectares of land in Chansad village, Vadodara.
Around 6,000 land owners will have to be compensated. Currently, the NHSRCL has managed to acquire only 0.09 per cent of land in Mumbai for the project and has been dealing with protests across the two states over land acquisition issues.