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MMRC states 2141 trees have been felled, will carry out construction activity soon

MMRC added there will be no further tree cutting happen until next hearing n 21 October but the other work i.e clearing the logs will continue at the site.

Mumbai| The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) on Monday stated that 2141 trees have been already felled for the metro car shed construction. The statement comes hours after the supreme court’s stay on cutting down trees.   

MMRC added there will be no further tree cutting happen until next hearing n 21 October but the other work i.e clearing the logs will continue at the site.

The plan included that 2,646 trees shall be cut. The Maharashtra government clearly state that they will construct the shed on the already cleared area by telling the apex court, “whatever was required to be cut has already been done”.

MMRC claims to plant 23,846 trees and additionally distributed 25,000 saplings as a part of its green initiative.

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They further added, “The work on the project has already been delayed by 6 months but we still expect to meet the deadlines”. 

MMRCL started cutting the trees form Friday night as soon as the High Court came with the decision of not accepting Aarey as a forest and declined to quash the Mumbai municipal corporation’s decision to allow the felling of over trees in the green zone despite massive opposition by green activists and local residents.

This triggered many of the green activists with anger. More of all 29 protesters were arrested for alleging obstructing and assaulting police personnel during the felling of trees.

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