Mumbai: All the hurdles have been cleared for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project, which is said to be PM Modi’s dream project. After the High Court, the Supreme Court also dismissed the Godrej Group’s plea against the acquisition of 10 hectares (24 acres) of land needed for the bullet train at Vikhroli in Mumbai.
Godrej & Boyce had challenged the state government’s order to acquire land for the bullet train project in the Bombay High Court. The government had fixed a compensation of Rs 264 crore for land in Vikhroli owned by Godrej. The High Court dismissed Godrej’s plea saying that the bullet train project was in public interest. After the petition was dismissed, Godrej also sought a two-week stay on the order to appeal to the Supreme Court, but the High Court refused.
98 percent of the land has been acquired
It said that more than 98 percent of the land has been acquired for the bullet train. The project has already been delayed due to some controversies. Now, with the Supreme Court rejecting Godrej’s petition, all the obstacles in the way of the bullet train have been removed.
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