Read more The NHSRCL spokesperson said: „Approximately 63% of the land has been purchased for the project and tenders for civil engineering work for 345 km of 508 km of orientation (68% of civil engineering work) are already in circulation. These include six stations (including a metro station in Mumbai). Work on the diversion of public services is progressing well and construction of the Sabarmati passenger centre in Sabarmati has also begun. The High Speed Training Institute Inn building (currently used for Covid patients) and training courses in Vadodara are also completed. The Indian Railways proposed to build the planned terminus at the BKC as a three-storey metro station. However, the Maharashtra State Government planned to build BKC`s International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) on the same ground. The JICA report cited the BKC land as the most suitable site for the construction of the terminus in Mumbai.  In February 2016, the railways and the State Government agreed on the construction of the two projects at the BKC.  However, in April 2016, the State Government refused to authorize the construction of the BKC metro station, since after the completion of the IFSC project and its multi-storey underground car park, there will be no room for a metro station in the area. The State Government also stated that IFSC would soon begin generating revenue for the government, while the rail corridor is not expected to be completed until 2023. Instead, it proposed to move the proposed BKC terminus to either Matunga or Kanjurmarg.
 The problem was resolved in January 2017, when the Maharashtra government and MMRDA agreed to make 5.4 hectares of BKC land available for the construction of a terminal.   Mumbai Metro Lines 2 and 3 will affect HSR at BKC.  The Hokutosei train is to be restarted in Hokkaido when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid the groundwork for the project on September 14, 2017 in Ahmedabad.  All geotechnical tests and analyses under the seabed for the underground section were completed in December 2017. Construction of the corridor was scheduled to begin in June 2018 and the project is expected to be completed in 2023. The deadline has been set for the ball train to be driven for the first time on August 15, 2022, on the 75th day of India`s independence. However, polls and land acquisition for the project have faced delays and disruption due to protests from farmers, landowners and members of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena party, which opposes the spherical project.   The deadline for completion of land acquisitions has been extended from December 2018 to December 2019 due to protests.
 Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said in July 2019 that the project should be completed by December 2023.  Read also: Bullet Train Project: Sabarmati Terminal To Be The Only Station With Multimodal Transit HubOnce fully developed and ready to use, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train project will operate at a speed of 320 km/h.