MUMBAI: TheMumbai MetroRail Corporation Tiny (MMRCL) has felled 2,141 of the total 2,185 bushes in Aarey Milk Colony in Maharashtra’s capital Mumbai where it has determined to make the auto shed for the Metro III hall on the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz hall.
MMRCL has made it sure that it will conclude the tree felling work but will continue with other operations, including clearing of felled bushes.
An MMRC spokesperson said in an announcement, “We appreciate the repeat of the Hon’ble
Supreme Court docket
passed this day. No future tree felling assignment on the auto shed region in Aarey Milk Colony will be undertaken. Various works, including clearing of already felled bushes, will continue on the positioning.”
Elaborating on the enchancment, the MMRCL spokesperson acknowledged, “Following the choice of the Hon’ble High Court docket on 4/10/19 upholding the permission of the Tree Authority, the felling of 2,185 bushes turned into as soon as undertaken on October 4 and 5, 2019 and as on date 2,141 bushes were felled. These will be cleared from the positioning and subsequent constructing activities will be utilized.”
The spokesperson additional acknowledged that “As of this day, MMRCL has already planted 23,846 bushes and furthermore dispensed 25,000 saplings as portion of its green initiatives. The work on the project has already been delayed by over six months on yarn of the merely and other impediments. We silent query to meet the time limit.”
On Sunday, the apex court obtained a letter by the college students’ team in opposition to the axing of bushes in the Aarey forest and determined to pursue it as public pastime litigation (PIL) and constituted a “particular bench” to listen to the subject.