Four member committee to review Aarey Carshed issue

The team has been given the responsibility to assess if the car shed can be shifted to an alternate site keeping both the environmental and financial concerns in mind.

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In a meeting held on Wednesday, the state government of Maharashtra set up a four-member committee which will be responsible to examine the Metro car shed issue in Aarey. A report with regards to the same will be submitted by the committee to the government within the next 15 days.

The committee will be headed by the additional finance secretary and includes the Managing Director of Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation, principle secretory (Environment) and the Chief forest conservator of Sanjay Gandhi National Park (Borivali). Together, the team has been given the responsibility to assess if the car shed can be shifted to an alternate site keeping both the environmental and financial concerns in mind. 

As per the resolution issued by the government, the team will have to ensure if the alternate site available fulfills both the factors. Further, the committee will also assess if the team had followed the right procedures in Aarey during deforestation and if the necessary measures to be taken to protect Aarey.

While the work of Mumbai Metro continues in the city, the construction of this Metro car shed was stopped by the new Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray soon after he took charge of the position. 

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