As reported, the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri recently signed Memorandums of Agreements (MoAs) for Light House Projects (LHPs) with six states: Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh.
The National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHRCL) has set the ball rolling on fast-tracking the pre-construction work of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train that stretches across 508 km. The High-Speed-Rail (HSR) line is estimated to cost Rs 1.08 trillion and will be expected to become functional by 2023 following the boost in construction.
A new commercial airport will be developed in Kutch, Gujarat, after the Union Environment Ministry gave it a green nod following consultations from a panel of experts. Estimated to be worth Rs 14 billion, the project will be built by Mundra International Airport.
A 1,400 km green belt stretch is reportedly on the books as the Centre explores the idea of building something similar to the ‘Great Green Wall’ in Africa, between Gujarat and the Delhi-Haryana border.