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Maharashtra WDFC stretch delayed as centre, state squabble over green norms

State govt yet to give its go-ahead for project's continuation

Western Dedicated Freight Corridor
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Dhruvaksh Saha New Delhi
The crucial stretch of the western dedicated freight corridor (WDFC) in Maharashtra has once again entered a policy and political quagmire. This is because the Centre and the state government are at loggerheads over environmental restrictions on earthwork to be done for the corridor.

Railway Board chairman Vinay Kumar Tripathi has written to the chief secretary of Maharashtra Manukumar Srivastava, asking him to allow work on the corridor to continue. He stressed on how important the project is, Business Standard has learnt.

Since March, the state government has stopped all earthwork, which has no environmental clearance and this includes the

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First Published: Jun 24 2022 | 8:19 PM IST

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