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Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train fare to be around Rs 3,000, says official

A new railway station for the bullet train will be built over the existing railway lines on the eastern side above platform no 10, 11 and 12. The bullet train corridor will have 12 stations across its 508-km stretch between Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
The fare for the Mumbai- Ahmedabad bullet train would be around Rs 3,000, an official of the National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) said on Thursday.(Pramod Thakur/HT File Photo)
The fare for the Mumbai- Ahmedabad bullet train would be around Rs 3,000, an official of the National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) said on Thursday.(Pramod Thakur/HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 10:07 AM IST
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Ahmedabad | ByPress Trust of India

Bullet train project: Bombay HC clears decks for acquiring Vikhroli plot

However, NHSRCL, which is executing the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, rejected the alternate site suggested by the company, after noticing that 2,941 square metres of the plot was covered by mangroves.
National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd(NHSRCL) display a replica of Bullet Train which will run from Mumbai to Ahmedabad.(Pramod Thakur/HT File Photo)
National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd(NHSRCL) display a replica of Bullet Train which will run from Mumbai to Ahmedabad.(Pramod Thakur/HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 04:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai

Waiting for Governor’s nod, bullet train project hits land acquisition hurdle

The NHSRCL needs over 1.4 acres (57 gunthas) of grazing land covering four gram sabhas in Thane and Palghar districts.
The revenue official further pointed at another amendment made in section 36A of the MLR Code that no prior sanction will be needed if the grazing land is purchased with mutual understanding for vital government project.(HT image)
The revenue official further pointed at another amendment made in section 36A of the MLR Code that no prior sanction will be needed if the grazing land is purchased with mutual understanding for vital government project.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 01:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByFaisal Malik

Third tender floated for construction of 90km-section of bullet train project

The 90km section will have one elevated station at Anand/Nadiad.
The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), which is executing the ambitious bullet train project, has issued the third tender related to the project.(Getty Images (Representative image))
The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), which is executing the ambitious bullet train project, has issued the third tender related to the project.(Getty Images (Representative image))
Published on Aug 02, 2019 03:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar

Plans to start section of bullet train corridor

The government has set an ambitious deadline for completing the project by August 15, 2022. Protests over inadequate compensation have slowed down the land acquisition process for the project.
The national high speed rail corporation (NHSRCL), which is executing the project, will award the tender for the 237-km elevated section by the year end. It will leave 30 months for the completion of the civil work involved.(HT Photo)
The national high speed rail corporation (NHSRCL), which is executing the project, will award the tender for the 237-km elevated section by the year end. It will leave 30 months for the completion of the civil work involved.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2019 08:24 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

32K mangroves to be razed for bullet train, NHSRCL confirms

The reassessment came a week after the Maharashtra transport minister told the Assembly that 54,000 mangroves would be lost to the project. The latest assessment states 32,044 trees will be axed.
Aerial view of Thane Creek in Thane, India(Photo by Praful Gangurde/ Hindustan Times)
Aerial view of Thane Creek in Thane, India(Photo by Praful Gangurde/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 30, 2019 02:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee

32K mangroves to be razed for Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train, NHSRCL confirms

Meanwhile, two city organisations have written to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) about the environmental impact of the project
Thane Creek.(HT PHOTO)
Thane Creek.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 30, 2019 01:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Thane bullet train station reworked to save mangroves: Authority

Earlier, Maharashtra Transport Minister had said as many as 54,000 mangroves spread over 13.36 hectares will be affected because of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor.
National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHRSCL) MD Achal Khare said in a statement that all the required wildlife, forest and CRZ clearance has been taken
National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHRSCL) MD Achal Khare said in a statement that all the required wildlife, forest and CRZ clearance has been taken
Updated on Jun 29, 2019 02:07 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: Fresh survey says 32K, not 54K, mangroves to be axed

The latest assessment found 32,044 trees will be axed across 9.8 hectares, which is 21,423 less than the figure released last week
The most recent figure comes after a site visit by a team appointed by the Central government.(HT FILE)
The most recent figure comes after a site visit by a team appointed by the Central government.(HT FILE)
Published on Jun 29, 2019 01:23 AM IST
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ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Shifting of rail assets for bullet train project begins

Railway lines along the Vadodara yard, falling in the high-speed train route, would also be shifted, the official said.
A senior NHSRCL official told IANS, structures of the Western Railway, like cabins and offices, falling in area sanctioned for the high-speed rail corridor, were being relocated.(HT Photo)
A senior NHSRCL official told IANS, structures of the Western Railway, like cabins and offices, falling in area sanctioned for the high-speed rail corridor, were being relocated.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 27, 2019 06:17 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Udantashtari, Chetak: Contest to name bullet train sees 22K entries

The agency has directed suggestions received via social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to the platform before it is expected to finalise a name for the train by the first week of July.
The agency has directed suggestions received via social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to the platform before it is expected to finalise a name for the train by the first week of July. (Representative image)
The agency has directed suggestions received via social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to the platform before it is expected to finalise a name for the train by the first week of July. (Representative image)
Published on Jun 03, 2019 07:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar

Bullet train: CISF to finalise security steps

The first bullet train service in India, between Mumbai and Ahmedabad is due to be launched in August 2022.
RPF officers are coordinating with the state police to ensure no violence takes place during land acquisition.(Shutterstock Image For Representation)
RPF officers are coordinating with the state police to ensure no violence takes place during land acquisition.(Shutterstock Image For Representation)
Updated on Apr 14, 2019 08:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar

MoEF cleared plan to cut 53,467 mangrove trees, Bombay high court told

In all, 32.43 hectares of mangrove forest area in Mumbai and Thane needs to used for India’s first high-speed rail project, a letter from MCZMA to the director, Coastal Regulation Zone, MoEF, said. The letter said 53,467 mangrove trees spread over 13.36 hectares will have to be cut for this.
On March 7, the MCZMA recommended the proposal to cut 53,467 trees to the Centre for a final approval.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
On March 7, the MCZMA recommended the proposal to cut 53,467 trees to the Centre for a final approval.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2019 08:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Over 50,000 mangroves trees to be cut for bullet train project, HC told

The Bombay HC is hearing the rail corporation’s petition, challenging the MCZMA’s decision to defer their proposal of razing mangroves for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project.
The Maharashtra coastal body has okayed the felling of over 50,000 mangrove trees for the bullet train project.(/HT File Photo / Used for representational purpose)
The Maharashtra coastal body has okayed the felling of over 50,000 mangrove trees for the bullet train project.(/HT File Photo / Used for representational purpose)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 10:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKanchan Chaudhari

Win cash prize by designing logo and naming India’s first bullet train

An NHSRCL spokesperson said a name will provide an identity to the Japanese-made bullet train and help people to establish a connect with it.
Citizens are getting a chance to name India’s first bullet train and design a mascot for it.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Citizens are getting a chance to name India’s first bullet train and design a mascot for it.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 25, 2019 07:18 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByFaizan Haidar

Design a mascot and name the bullet train, and get Rs 50,000 prize

NHSRCL has invited the public to suggest names for the bullet train that will make its inaugural run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai in 2022, offering a Rs.50,000 cash prize for the winning entry.
NHSRCL has invited the public to suggest names for the bullet train that will make its inaugural run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai in 2022, offering a Rs.50,000 cash prize for the winning entry.(AFP)
NHSRCL has invited the public to suggest names for the bullet train that will make its inaugural run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai in 2022, offering a Rs.50,000 cash prize for the winning entry.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 23, 2019 07:26 AM IST
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Bullet train will consume 40% more power than Delhi Metro

The Narendra Modi government has set the ambitious deadline of completing the bullet train project by August 15, 2022, when India marks 75 years of Independence.
The introduction of the country’s first bullet train, known as the Shinkansen in Japan and expected to be operational in 2022, will mark India’s shift to an era of high-speed trains capable of hitting speeds of up to 350 kilometres per hour.(Representative image)
The introduction of the country’s first bullet train, known as the Shinkansen in Japan and expected to be operational in 2022, will mark India’s shift to an era of high-speed trains capable of hitting speeds of up to 350 kilometres per hour.(Representative image)
Updated on Jan 13, 2019 09:20 AM IST
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Those ceding land for bullet train project to get stamp duty waiver on buying property

While 1,434 hectares of land is needed for the project, with 353 hectares in Maharashtra and the rest in Gujarat, the agency has been able to acquire just 0.9 hectare in Bandra-Kurla Complex which has been physically handed over to it, a source had said.
A banner in Hanuman Nagar village in Palghar Taluka opposing the Mumbai - Ahmedabad bullet train in May. People who cede their land for the bullet train project can get the stamp duty of any property they buy reimbursed, provided they do it within three years of handing over the land, a top official said.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
A banner in Hanuman Nagar village in Palghar Taluka opposing the Mumbai - Ahmedabad bullet train in May. People who cede their land for the bullet train project can get the stamp duty of any property they buy reimbursed, provided they do it within three years of handing over the land, a top official said.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 02, 2018 12:58 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Bullet train hearing a farce:Thane residents

Train will pass through nine villages in Thane district. More than 250 farmers will lose 20 hectares of land
Residents claimed that the hearing was a farce as the authorities did not advertise it so not many people knew about it.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
Residents claimed that the hearing was a farce as the authorities did not advertise it so not many people knew about it.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
Published on May 29, 2018 11:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMegha Pol, Mumbai

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train tickets could cost between Rs 250 and Rs 3,000

The proposed bullet train is expected to be up and running by 2022 and will cover approximately 500 km between Mumbai and Ahmedabad at a top speed of 320 kmph.
A 2014 file photo of the Shinkansen high-speed train in Tokyo. India and Japan signed a deal for a high-speed train to link Mumbai with Ahmadabad and will cut travel time from eight hours to two.(AP)
A 2014 file photo of the Shinkansen high-speed train in Tokyo. India and Japan signed a deal for a high-speed train to link Mumbai with Ahmadabad and will cut travel time from eight hours to two.(AP)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 07:28 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: Land acquisition starts in Palghar

Sixty-five hectares from the district will be required for the construction work, which includes elevated track, pillars and a service road.(FILE)
Sixty-five hectares from the district will be required for the construction work, which includes elevated track, pillars and a service road.(FILE)
Updated on Apr 05, 2018 10:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAroosa Ahmed, Mumbai

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train to have rotating seats, coffee makers, towel warmers and fast food

The 35 bullet trains with 10 coaches, which will initially run on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route, will have one business class coach and nine standard coaches each.
The bullet trains will have operational advanced technologies as compared to existing Indian trains.(HT File Photo)
The bullet trains will have operational advanced technologies as compared to existing Indian trains.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 26, 2018 08:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAroosa Ahmed, Mumbai
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