Bullet train gets green light via flamingo haven, national park
- The Mumbai-Ahmadabad high speed train corridor has been granted wildlife clearance, by a committee headed by the Union Environment Minister
- The Bullet Train Project, an India-Japan Joint venture, was inaugurated in 2017 and is scheduled for its first run in 2022.
- With a track-length of 508 km, the high speed train corridor will originate at the Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai and terminate at the Sabarmati, in Gujarat.
- Concerns had been raised over the project as it encroaches upon the Eco-sensitive zone of Sanjay Gandhi National Park , Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary and Thane Creek Flamingo Wildlife Sanctuary
- In 2015, 1,690-hectare area along the western bank of the Thane Creek, from Airoli to the Vashi, was declared as Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary