Solely 5% Gujarat land but to be acquired for Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR hall

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In response to a series of questions in the House of Representatives, Gujarat Treasury Secretary Kaushik Patel replied that the project required 73.64 lakh square meters of land in eight districts, of which 69.99 lakh square meters had already been acquired

PTI | March 22, 2021 | Updated 5:51 PM IST

Only 5 percent of the land remains to be acquired for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad (HSR) bullet train corridor, popularly known as the bullet train project, Gujarat Finance Minister Kaushik Patel told the gathering on Monday.

In response to a series of questions at the house, Patel replied that the project required 73.64 lakh square feet of land to be purchased in eight districts, of which 69.99 lakh square feet had already been purchased, making 3.65 lakh square feet or about 5 per square meter what remains is a percentage of the total requirement to be purchased from December 2020.

He said land acquisitions had been completed in Valsad and Kheda districts and were ongoing in Navsari, Ahmedabad, Anand, Bharuch, Surat and Vadodara.

The minister informed the gathering that the government had received 1,908 applications from farmers who objected to the project’s land acquisition.

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