Mumbai News Live Highlights (August 28): Mumbai unit of the NCP staged a protest on Sunday against the decision of the Maharashtra government to construct the Metro-3 car shed at Aarey. Metro-3 will connect Navy Nagar and Seepz. The previous Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, of which NCP was a part, had dropped the Aarey Colony site for a car shed, opting for a 102-plot of land in Kanjurmarg.
Mumbai and suburbs are likely to have generally cloudy sky on Sunday, with possibility of light rain.
Meanwhile, with the change of political guard in Maharashtra, decks are being cleared to get the Railways out of the logjam over the land acquisition process for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor for the bullet train project. Top officials told The Indian Express that talks with Maharashtra government officials, coupled with reviews by the Prime Minister’s Office, now indicate the marquee project is likely to get the “land issue” in the state “sorted out” by October-November, clearing the most significant hurdle the bullet train project has faced since inception.
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