More than 50,000 small trees to be bulldozed for Ahmedabad bullet train project

50,000+ shrubs over 1, 33,600 square metres covered in Maharashtra will be flattened for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, the state government stated publicly on 24 June.

Transport minister Diwakar Raote told the legislative council that the government will plant the trees 5 times more than that will be cut for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train area.

“The project will keep running on high columns, to guarantee least harm to shrubs and nature. The floodwater won’t enter Navi Mumbai, as no shrubs are being cut in the zone.”

Because of another inquiry by Congress Sharad Ranpise, the state government said a sum of 1. 379 million square metres is proposed to be procured for the project. Out of this, 27, 56,500 square metres fall in Maharashtra.

In Mumbai, the state will buy 39.252 square metres of private land in Vikhroli for the project. The government will procure 18, 80,000 square metres of private land and it will affect 3,498 families. 29, 500 square metres of land have been obtained by the government.

In Thane, 6,589 ranchers, who possess 8, 48,100 square metres, are to be influenced by the project. 29, 500 square metres of land have been obtained by the government.

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