Land acquisition completed except Godrej & Boyce plot in bullet train project: Maharashtra government

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MUMBAI: The Maharashtra authorities on Monday informed the Bombay Excessive Court docket that the land acquisition course of for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet practice venture has been accomplished, apart from a plot owned by Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Firm Ltd in suburban Vikhroli. There’s a authorized dispute between the state authorities and the corporate since 2019 over the acquisition of a plot owned by the corporate in Vikhroli.

Out of the overall 508.17 km lengthy rail line between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, about 21 km line can be underground. One of many entry factors of the tunnel to be constructed for the underground line falls in Vikhroli which is on land owned by Godrej. The corporate filed a petition final month difficult the Maharashtra authorities’s September 15 order to accumulate land for the bullet practice venture. Justice R. D. Dhanuka and Justice S. Sure. Dige’s bench mentioned on Monday that it might begin listening to the petition from December 5.

Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhakoni, showing for the state authorities, mentioned the matter was pressing because the venture was caught. He mentioned, “The venture requires land from Mumbai to Ahmedabad. Land acquisition has been accomplished apart from this portion (land owned by Godrej). He requested that the courtroom begin listening to the petition on the earliest because the state authorities has accomplished all of the formalities for the acquisition.

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