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60% land acquired and 68% civil work tender out for bullet train project

Govt two ambitious projects the first one is Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) and the second one is Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project that will transform the railway services in India will not be delayed despite the coronavirus crisis, Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said on Wednesday.

Currently, Almost all the infrastructure projects in the nation are suffering delays due to the lockdown, linked with the lack of labour and the financial slowdown.

The completion of the DFC will decongestion the railway network For the commencement of the 151 private train services in April 2023,

“By the time the private trains begin operations, we would have completed all our infrastructure work. We are doing a lot of infrastructure work of doubling and tripling, which would address the congestion issues that these trains might face, and he said when asked about the congestion on the trunk routes.

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed corridor which has a deadline of December 2023 has a dispute with issues from protests by landowners. The increasing cost of the project due to the widening gap between the Indian rupee and the Japanese yen, as 80% of the Rs 1 trillion needed to fund the project will come from a 20-year Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) loan.

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