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Godrej Group moves HC against land acquisition for bullet

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The has moved the challenging the proposed acquisition of its prime property in suburban to pave way for the government's ambitious bullet train project between and

The conglomerate has sought a direction to authorities concerned to change the project's alignment, so that it can get nearly 8.6 acres of land belonging to its infrastructure arm Godrej Construction out of the project's map.

As per the current alignment of the bullet train project, of the total 508.17 km of rail track between and Ahemdabad, about 21 km is planned to be underground.

One of the entry points to the underground tunnel falls on the land in

The petition, filed last month, is expected to be heard by a single bench of the high court on July 31.

The bullet train project is also facing opposition from farmers in and

Four farmers from have petitioned the high court in their state challenging land acquisition.

The foundation stone for the project was laid by Prime Minister and his Japanese counterpart in September last year in

The country's first bullet train will run at a maximum speed of 350 km per hour, covering the stretch in under three hours from the usual seven.

The train will halt at 12 stations, out of which four will be in

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 15:20 IST