Coastal Road Project: Bombay HC strikes down CRZ permission

Bombay High Court on Tuesday said that the environmental impact assessment and its clearance is required for the coastal road project

Coastal Road Project: Bombay HC strikes down CRZ permission

In a landmark verdict, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday has struck down Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) permission given for the southern stretch regarding the construction of the coastal road. The 14,000 crore coastal road project was being carried out by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). 

A bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice NM Jamdar was hearing a petition filed by city-based architect Shweta Wagh and others. The HC said that the environment clearance is required for the project. 

The petitioners pointed out that the ongoing reclamation for the coastal road project is illegal. Moreover, it will permanently change the coastal morphology and biodiversity. Along with this, the livelihood of the fishermen will also be affected.

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Earlier in April this year, the Bombay HC had instructed the BMC "to maintain status quo in respect to the reclamation work" of the coastal road till June 3. However, after BMC filed a petition in the Supreme Court, the permission to continue to the existing work was granted. 

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