Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has requested the Centre to alter the alignment of the Mumbai-Hyderabad high-speed rail (HSR) hall to take it by way of the Jalna-Nanded route, and sought an identical venture between Pune and Aurangabad.
Thackeray has made the request in a two-page letter written just lately to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The CM additionally expressed willingness to accommodate the Mumbai-Nagpur HSR inside the fitting of method (RoW) of the Samruddhi Mahamarg (tremendous communication expressway linking the 2 key cities of Maharashtra).
Within the letter, Thackeray identified that Mumbai-Nagpur expressway connects Mumbai-Nashik-Aurangabad.
The current alignment of Mumbai-Hyderabad HSR connects Mumbai to Pune, whereas Maharashtra authorities has deliberate a semi-HSR connectivity between Pune and Nashik, he stated.
“A HSR connectivity between Pune and Aurangabad will full that quadrilateral which is crucial industrial hall and Pune-Nashik-Aurangabad triangle is already an anchor of the auto trade within the state,” the letter stated.
The Railwvarsitiesay ministry has proposed improvement of Nagpur-Nashik-Mumbai and Mumbai-Pune-Hyderabad high-speed rail corridors in Maharashtra underneath just lately authorised seven extra HSR tasks.
Nationwide Excessive Pace Rail Company Ltd (NHSRCL) has been requested to undertake the ultimate location survey, feasibility examine and likewise put together DPR (detailed venture report) of the proposed corridors.
In accordance with Thackeray’s letter, NHSRCL has proposed to develop the HSR hall alongside Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Mahamarg, an entry managed greenfield expressway of 701km size with 120 meters large RoW.
He stated the Maharashtra State Highway Improvement Company is of the view that the proposed Nagpur-Nasik-Mumbai HSR hall could also be accommodated throughout the RoW of Samruddhi Mahamarg for roughly 80 per cent of the size.
If the Authorities of India and the Authorities of Maharashtra collaborate alongside Samruddhi Mahamarg, the execution of the Mumbai-Nashik-Nagpur HSR could be began on the earliest,” Thackeray wrote.
Stating that the state authorities has already deliberate an expressway between Nanded and Jalna, Thackeray stated since Mumbai-Nagpur HSR shall be throughout the Samruddhi Mahamarg RoW as much as Jalna, the identical could also be prolonged to Hyderabad.
In the meantime, a public session assembly was organised at Thane collector workplace for the proposed Mumbai-Hyderabad HSR hall, based on an official of NHSRCL.
NHSRCL introduced the Social Impression Evaluation and Setting Impression Evaluation research required for the preparation of DPR for the proposed hall, he stated.
The hall, as soon as accomplished, is anticipated to scale back the journey time between the 2 cities to a few hours from present 14 hours. The size of the proposed Mumbai-Hyderabad HSR hall is roughly 650 km and shall be overlaying 4 districts – specifically Thane, Raigad, Pune, and Solapur in Maharashtra, one district of Karnataka and three districts of Telangana. The venture could have 10 stations.
“This venture isn’t but sanctioned by the federal government and the DPR is anticipated to be submitted by early subsequent yr,” stated the official.
In accordance with a press launch issued by the Thane collector’s workplace, deputy collector (Land Acquisition) Prashant chaired the general public session assembly the place officers of NHSRCL and venture consultants have been additionally current.
“The company that’s implementing the venture will be aware of the recommendations made by the attendees,” the discharge said.
In accordance with the discharge, the survey of the land required for the venture shall be executed utilizing drones.
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