MMRDA To Cut 2,326 Trees And Transplant 3,693 For Various Infra Projects

MMRDA recently sent a proposal to BMC's Tree Authority stating that it will be cutting 2,326 trees and transplanting 3,693 more trees for various infrastructure projects across the city.

MMRDA To Cut 2,326 Trees And Transplant 3,693 For Various Infra Projects

As per the recent proposals that have been submitted by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), 2,326 trees will be cut and an additional 3,693 will be transplanted for various infrastructure projects. There are a total of 32 different proposals that have been submitted. MMRDA officials have shared that they had submitted a proposal to BMC's Tree Authority but the same has been turned down which in turn is causing the delay in the execution of these projects. 

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Here is a complete list of how many trees will be cut or transplanted for each project

Project No. of trees to be cut No. of trees to be transplanted
Metro 2A (D.N. Nagar to Dahisar)749 781
Metro 2B (D.N. Nagar to Mandalay)8031,241
Metro 6 ( Jogeshwari-Andheri-Vikroli-Kanjurmarg) 8500
Metro 4 (Wadala-Kasarvadavali-Thane) 871



Talking about the same Aarey activist Zoru Bathena said, "The government is building world-class infrastructure but is unable to provide world-class green care, it is just fooling citizens."

There was a huge furore when the trees in the Aarey forest were cut for the construction of Metro 3. After that incident that there has been a stop on any further cutting in that area and citizens have been keeping a close eye on the cutting of trees. 

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There was a recent news report that claimed BMC will be cutting over 4 lakh trees in Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary which is situated in Thane to build the Gragai Dam. The dam will be built to meet the present requirements of drinking water of Mumbai and Thane. 

Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in Maharashtra and accommodates a wide range of rare species, both flora and fauna. The wildlife sanctuary is spread across Shahpur, Wada, Mokhada and other talukas that come under the district of Thane.

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