The Palghar District Administration has reportedly acquired the first land parcel in the district for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, despite several protests from farmers.
The land has been purchased and the registration process was reportedly commenced in the last week. As of now, the first registry with the required paperwork has been done. Reports suggest that at present, other applications are also sent in for consideration and more registrations are likely to start soon.
The administration has been approaching villagers individually and has not faced any protest so far. The formalities are expected to begin only when individual farmers are okay with the offered price for their land. Of the 73 villages, the administration has managed to complete the survey and measurement work of 38 villages.
Of the 530-km high speed rail corridor, nearly 108 km lies in Palghar. The administration has reportedly confirmed to acquire 302.53 hectare, of which 221.38 hectare is privately owned, while the remaining land is state and forest land.
Meanwhile, villagers from Bhiwandi have reportedly agreed to sell their land if only their demands are met. The land measuring process is expected to begin. 61 hectare belonging to 131 farmers has been measured. The Bhiwandi region land is expected to be used for the corridor along with the depot and car shed.