Bullet train gets green light via flamingo haven, national park

Bullet train gets green light via flamingo haven, national park

  1. The Mumbai-Ahmadabad high speed train corridor has been granted wildlife clearance, by a committee headed by the Union Environment Minister
  2. The Bullet Train Project, an India-Japan Joint venture, was inaugurated in 2017 and is scheduled for its first run in 2022.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
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