Most land for Bullet Train to be acquired by December, says NHSRCL
Updated : June 23, 2019 07:30 PM IST
The NHSRCL has acquired 39 percent of the 1,380 hectares of land to date. This comes to 537 hectares: 471 of 940 hectares in Gujarat and 66 of 431 hectares in Maharashtra.
The bullet trains are expected to run at 320 km per hour covering the 508 km stretch in about two hours. In comparison, trains now plying on the route take over seven hours to travel the distance while planes take about an hour of flying time.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Railway Ministry have signed a MoU, with Japan to partially fund the project.