444 trees in Aarey to be sacrificed for Metro-3 construction

BMC will investigate the proposal before permitting MMRC on November 10

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Tree felling has been a major reason for worry during the Metro-3 construction. Political party Shiv Sena has expressed concern over the tree felling in Aarey colony and other political parties have joined in.

Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has asked permission to cut around 444 trees in the same area and Shiv Sena is planning to investigate these 444 trees before MMRC decides to chop them off.

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On November 10, along with the Mayor, members of the Municipal Corporation will investigate the matter.

MMRC wants to construct a car shed in Aarey colony for the Metro-3 (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ) project. They have sent a proposal to cut 444 trees down to the Municipal Corporation and the decision is still pending.

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The corporation has invited suggestions from people over this issue and is looking for a progressive solution. 

It has been said that the trees which are cut during any development process, aren’t replanted later as 7,842 trees have been cut in the last two years but none replanted. This is the reason why BMC’s tree authority is opposing this proposal.

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