[JP] Court rejects residents' bid to halt maglev train construction

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[JP] Court rejects residents' bid to halt maglev train construction

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Court rejects residents' bid to halt maglev train construction

The Kofu District Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of residents of Yamanashi Prefecture demanding that Central Japan Railway halt construction of a section of a magnetic levitation train line that runs through the prefecture and pay them compensation for noise pollution [...].

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The court recognized that there is a “high public interest” in the project [...].

The plaintiffs had sought an injunction against the construction and ¥1 million ($6,400) per person, arguing that the value of their properties would decline, their living environment would deteriorate and they would suffer emotional distress during and after the viaduct's construction.

JR Central welcomed the ruling [...]
Source: Japan Times https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/ ... in-ruling/ Accessed 2024-05-28

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