HS2 could cost billions more, MPs complain
The HS2 project that is undergoing to connect London and Birmingham by a high-speed rail will be way over £100 billion pounds and should be stopped, MPs said.
"HS2 is a white elephant that grows ever larger on huge amounts of taxpayers' cash," said Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen.
The government is backing the project and says it will bring prosperity to certain areas in England and close the gap between South and North. According to experts, working on the project, it has already employed 7,000 people with around 2,000 companies working for it.
"HS2 is a large infrastructure project, there is no denying that. But it is absolutely vital if we are going to be focused on smashing the north-south divide, providing opportunities for people that live beyond London and the south-east," transport minister Nusrat Ghani said.