The Gujarat Government has advanced the deadline to finish land acquisition for the bullet train project by November 2018, keeping in mind the Lok Sabha elections of 2019 in mind where the party hopes for big wins in the state.
Prime Minister is keenly monitoring the process of implementation of key projects in Gujarat where the BJP forced a tough fight with the opposition improving its tally to 77 seats.
“Although it was initially decided to finish the process in the starting of 2019, we want things moving as quickly as possible so we advanced it,” said Gujarat Chief secretary JN Singh.
“We told the railways authorities that it was slightly tough to acquire land in urban areas as we had experienced in Ahmedabad metro. They have agreed to set up offices for this purpose in Ahmedabad, Vadodara and on the outskirts of Surat. Special officers will be deputed for this in the next four months. Additional compensation will be given too.” Singh said.
PM Modi will also inaugurate the 182- meter tall Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel ‘Statue of Unity’ on October 31, the birth anniversary of Patel. It is said that PM Modi wanted a specific valley of flowers on the riverbed to be inaugurated by him on the same day. A ropeway on the dam at a height of 100 meters will come up in the next two years for tourists.
Singh added that civil work on two stretches of Ahmedabad on the metro connectivity is slated to be over by September-October this year. “The trial runs on the priority stretches, Vastral to Apparel Park, and the one on Vishala one will begin by January.”