As soon as the Bullet train project in India was announced it was appreciated & criticized at the same time. And this will only add fuel to the fire as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given approval for the diversion of 77 hectares of forest land for the 1.08 lakh crore bullet train project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
The application for clearance of the 77.45 hectares, spread over 42 villages in the two States, was submitted by Maharashtra on February 7, 2018, and Gujarat on April 20, 2018.
The diversion is the highest after about 47 hectares of forest land was diverted for the ambitious Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) project and another 58 hectares for the 45,000 crore Dedicated Freight Corridor between Mumbai and Dadri.
However their are many protests throughout villages in Maharashtra & gujarat. the locals are protesting against the project.
Sacrificing 77 hectares for a bullet train between Mumbai & Ahmedabad does not seem to be a profitable deal with the world already facing Polllution & Environmental problems this will only worsen the conditions. The Project is being done by Japanese company Yen & its estimated to be around 1.08 lakh crore which India will pay back at an interest of 0.1%.