Govt Has Been Given Wildlife Clearance The Encroaches Upon A Flamingo Sanctuary And The Sanjay Gandhi National Park
India’s bullet train projects gained so much attention after the announcement by PM Modi. The process is going on and soon we will experience the bullet train experience in India. The questions have been also raised on its budget. Do we really need a bullet train? Can we spend this money on poor families who required it most? Many questions are on the list but this time, we got some other questions.
This ambitious project is between Mumbai and Ahmedabad and it costs 98 thousands of crores. The project is expected to complete by 2022. It will also take some land in the Maharashtra where some local communities are living. There is a very low-class area.
The projects land in another controversy that it has been given wildlife clearance the encroaches upon a flamingo sanctuary and the Sanjay Gandhi National Park which is famous for leopards. The clearance was given at a meeting lead by Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan.
The Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary hosted more than 1.2 lakh flamingos last month. As per reports by the newspaper The Hindu, “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 train corridor will take 508 kilometers area with 12 stations. 349 kilometers will pass through Gujarat and 154 kilometers through Maharashtra. In Maharashtra, 7 kilometers will pass through Mumbai and 39 kilometers from Thane which got the clearance.
Well, PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the whole project with Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe in Ahmedabad in September 2017.
Will this controversy make an impact on Media houses? What Union Minister though before giving any clearance over the sanctuary and the National Park? Questions are making numbers for the government but they are taking political advantages from the bullet train.