Metro-3 car shed at Aarey to be built soon as Bombay HC discards petition against the project

According to the petition, the environmentalists and members of 'Save Aarey' demanded that a reservation should be made to protect the 103-km area of Aarey and prevent any kind of construction. However, the court has turned down their petition.

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Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC)’s Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro-3 project has been surrounded by controversies since its inception. However, the project will find a clear way now as, on Friday, the Bombay High Court razed off a petition filed against the construction of Metro-3 car shed.

The petition filed by environmentalists to save the Aarey forest has been rejected by Bombay HC and therefore, it has become a great relief for Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) as they can now proceed further to conduct the construction of Metro-3.

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The Metro-3 project was being strongly opposed by environmentalists and members of the 'Save Aarey' Group as the car shed for the project was being constructed after chopping down trees from Aarey colony. In order to protest against the tree-cutting, they filed a petition against the Aarey car shed. According to this petition, they demanded that reservation should be made to protect the 103 km area of Aarey and to prevent any construction work.

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During the hearing of the petition, the court stated that the construction work cannot be halted and rejected the petition. The court added that the 33-hectare of the area proposed for car shed must be given to MMRC and has asked the Metro company to follow the regulations strictly.

Meanwhile, a ‘Save Aarey’ member told Mumbai Live that they will keep fighting for Aarey and if necessary, they would even approach Supreme Court. On the other hand, with the permission to construct the car shed being received, now the construction work of the metro project will see a rise in the pace.

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