Centre refuses to add Nashik to high-speed rail route
The Centre has out-rightly rejected Maharashtra’s plea to extend the upcoming Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train corridor via Nashik, according to recent RTI replies received by activist Jeetendra Ghadge. CM Devendra Fadnavis had written to PM Narendra Modi and railway minister Suresh Prabhu on January 13, 2016, urging the inclusion of Nashik in the first-ever high-speed rail project (HSR) in India. “The alignment recommended by the consultants covers only three cities in Maharashtra—Mumbai, Thane and Boisar in Palghar. I think that the state will truly benefit from the HSR if the network is extended to other important cities in the state,” Fadnavis’s letter had stated.