Over 2,000 trees had been reduce from Mumbai’s Aarey Colony earlier this month for a metro automobile shed challenge.
The controversial Metro automobile shed challenge in Mumbai’s Aarey colony can continue, however the freeze on tree cutting will dwell, the Supreme Court said as of late. The court docket additionally requested for a White Paper on the challenge, hunting for valuable aspects on the trees reduce, transplanted and other folks that survived the transplant.
Extra than 2,000 trees of Aarey Colony – a inexperienced train amid the metropolis sprawl of Goregon — had been chopped between October 4 and 6, sooner than the freeze was once announced by the tip court docket. The uncover got right here after the Maharashtra authorities said it had reduce down the trees it wished to for its notion to obvious 33 hectares of Aarey land for the challenge.
The automobile shed challenge triggered gargantuan controversy because it was once announced two years previously. The environmentalists settle on the inexperienced belt – having more than five lakh trees and dwelling to a huge selection of birds and animals – declared a forest train. The inexperienced belt additionally has 27 tribal villages.
On October 4, the Bombay High Court cancelled four petitions hunting for to recount the train a forest. The tree felling began within hours, sparking protests from environmental activists and a stand-off with Mumbai Police that resulted in 29 other folks being arrested.
The topic was once taken to the tip court docket by a community of faculty students, who wrote to Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, asking the court docket to stop the felling urgently. Despite the Dusshera holidays, the court docket held an emergency listening to and ordered that no more trees be reduce till further orders.
“What’s required to be reduce has been reduce. No further cutting of trees is required,” Solicitor Frequent Tushar Mehta told the court docket on behalf of the Maharashtra authorities.
The Maharashtra authorities has claimed that over 20,000 trees had been planted to earn up for the lack of Aarey’s trees.
In as of late’s listening to, the court docket said there shall be no cutting of trees till the next listening to on November 15.
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