Mumbai: Alleging that the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has commenced work for construction of Metro car depot inside Aarey Colony starting Friday, environmentalists have written to the suburban collector alleging that MMRC has no permission to carry out work and the matter being sub judice in National Green Tribunal (NGT) there is a status quo order for Aarey Colony.
However, the MMRC claimed that it is conducting activity in conformity with an appropriate legal framework
Biju Augustine, of the Aarey Conservation Group, said, “The MMRC is illegally commencing the work and we have brought it to the notice of the suburban collector and the Aarey police station that has asked MMRC to stop the work. How can the MMRC commence work if orders have been passed by the NGT to maintain status quo.
MMRC spokesperson, in a statement issued on Monday, said, “MMRC conducts its activities in conformity with an appropriate legal framework. The state government has handed over this land for car depot. Metro line 3 project is being implemented under the Metro Act.”