Cen­tre re­fuses to add Nashik to high-speed rail route

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY -

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.

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