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Wait for bullet train may get longer, India likely to miss December target

Modi's office is now monitoring the project week-to-week

Reuters  |  PALGHAR/TOKYO 

India is set to miss a December deadline to acquire land for a Japan-backed $17 billion bullet train project following protests by fruit growers, government officials said, likely delaying one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's most ambitious projects. Modi's office is now monitoring the project week-to-week, as Indian officials seek to reassure Tokyo that the hurdles can be overcome through intense negotiations with sapota and mango growers in Maharashtra. Protests, backed by local politicians, have flared up in recent months against attempts to secure sections of a ...

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 07:32 IST