MoEF approved bullet train via flamingo and Sanjay Gandhi national park

Last Updated: February 6, 2019

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MoEF approved bullet train via flamingo and Sanjay Gandhi national park
06 February 2019 Current Affairs: A committee, chaired by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan, approved wildlife clearance to the Mumbai-Ahmedabad fast bullet train corridor that encroaches upon a Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary and the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the home to leopards, in Mumbai.
The proposal involves diversion of 3.2756 ha of forestland from the Thane Creek Flamingo Wildlife Sanctuary and 97.5189 ha of land close to the boundary of the forest’s protected area. The project for one of India’s first ‘bullet trains’ was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Ahmedabad in September 2017. It is expected to be ready by 2022.
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change:
♦ The Ministry is responsible for planning, promoting, coordinating, and overseeing the implementation of environmental and forestry programmes in the country
Formed: 1985
Headquarters: New Delhi, India
Minister: Dr. Harsh Vardhan

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