No tree cutting for Metro-4 project till December 3: Bombay High Court

Bombay HC have demanded an affidavit from Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) during the next hearing on December 3, explaining the reason for giving permission to cut the trees

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Bombay High Court, on October 16, said that there would no cutting of trees till December 3 on the Kasarawadi-Ghatkopar-Wadala route. Earlier, in order to make way for the Metro-4 project along with other public as well as private projects, the Thane Tree Authority had approved felling of around 3,800 trees on the Kasarawadi-Ghatkopar-Wadala route in May. 

However, challenging the decision by Thane Tree Authority, activists Rohit Joshi and Advocate Ankit Kulkarni had approached Bombay High Court who then had stayed the cutting of trees till October 16.

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During the hearing on Wednesday, the bench of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog along with Justice Bharti Dongre extended the stay on cutting of trees till December 3. Alongside, they have also demanded an affidavit from Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) during the next hearing, explaining the reason for giving permission to cut the trees. 

Alongside, the court has also directed the petitioners to file their reply in the affidavit that will be filed by the municipal corporation.

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