Aarey Metro 3 Car Shed Work on Hold, Uddhav Thackeray

Being declared as CM of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray second important decision came in support of Aarey land after huge Controversy erected by BJP

MUMBAI| On Friday as soon as taking charge as Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray said his government has put the Metro 3 car shed work on hold taking place in Aaarey forest. Forget the tree not a single leaf from Aarey to rip Uddhav Thackeray added.

The newly-elected Chief Minister said, “Will review the whole issue and work towards options rather than Aarey forest. No doubt development should happen but by demolishing the wealth we hold is not what development means”.

Yesterday at Shivaji Park, while the unlikely to be Chief Minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray oath-taking ceremony was in procedure environment lovers, attainted and reminded him about Aarey forest as ShivSena was in the forefront to protect the region.

When BJP government headed Mumbai, Shiv Sena was at the forefront of protests against the felling of trees at the spot, even though it was part of the ruling alliance. In fact, in September, party leader Aaditya Thackeray had sought the transfer of MMRCL’s Managing Director Ashwini Bhide for not heeding the opposition to tree felling. Yet BJP government without worrying perform the action. He pours his reaction instantly as soon as the decision heard stating the harm did to the environment should be stopped.


The Maharashtra government had already told the Bombay High Court on 7 October that no more trees are required to be cut to make way for a car shed of the Mumbai Metro in Aarey Colony. The Metro authorities have defended tree felling by contending that it is restricted only to a small area in Aarey Colony, and is necessary to ensure a modern transport system for Mumbaikars. The proposed car shed for the Metro-3 line (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz) will occupy 33 hectares.


Also Read: ‘Save Mumbai’s lungs’: Mumbaikars protest against cutting of 2,700 trees in Aarey

BJP government giving clarification to Mumbaikars where Former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in September said that Aarey Colony is government’s land and does not fall under a forest area. The government also argued that if commuters use the Metro instead of private cars, it will help in bringing down carbon emission.

Being Instant BJP leader Ashish Shelar gave his reaction through twitter saying, “70% work of metro car shed has been completed holding back the process is miserable for Mumbaikars, Why such brutal politics on the Mumbaikars questions? (In Marathi)

The Bombay High Court had on 4 October refused to declare Aarey Colony a forest and declined to quash the Mumbai municipal corporation’s decision to allow felling of over 2,600 trees in the green zone to set up a metro car shed.

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