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A lower court had rejected the farmers' allegation that the land acquisition process for the bullet train, that will link Mumbai to Ahmedabad, is illegal.
Both countries failed to make headway mainly on a breakthrough in the civil nuclear deal, acquisition of Amphibious aircraft and progress in the bullet train project.
The farmers claimed that the process of land acquisition could not be started before revising the prices of their land, which were decided in 2011.
Union Minister Suresh Angadi said the Centre will consider launching bullet trains on other routes depending on how successful the Mumbai-Ahmedabad project is.
Japan has plans to build bullet train projects in Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai & Bengaluru, said Torkel Patterson, director of Central Japan Railway Company.
The Indo-Japanese projects include a port in Colombo and infrastructure projects in Bangladesh and Myanmar, says envoy Sanjay Kumar Verma.
BJP’s Laxmi Kanta Chawla, travelling on Saryu-Yamuna Express, has a message for Modi & Piyush Goyal — stop thinking of bullet trains, Indian Railways.
Japan has given Rs 5,500 cr so far, while railways & state govts have provided none. The project needs 1,400 hectares of land but has acquired only 0.9.
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Modi’s showcase infrastructure project is struggling to acquire land as farmers are not happy with the compensation offered.
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