MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis after taking the oath on June 30 has ordered the government’s legal team to inform the Bombay High Court that the state will relocate the metro car shed to Aarey Colony. which was earlier shifted to Kanjurmarg.
The Aarey Colony is about 1,287 hectares of land that is located adjacent to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. It is also known as the green lung of Mumbai.
The Mumbai civic body had granted the metro authorities permission to cut as many as 2,700 trees. After protests from the environmental activists and people, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) said the tree felling is only restricted to a small area in Aarey Colony and is necessary to ensure a modern transport system for Mumbaikars.
But the protest grew after which the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, which came to power in 2019, decided to shift the project to Kanjurmarg and declared almost 812 acres of land, part of Aarey Colony, as a reserve forest.