SC allows MMRCL to carry out construction around two Parsi temples

The court also directed MMRCL to take adequate precautions during construction and file a progress report before January 4, the next date of hearing in the case

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On Monday, the Supreme Court of India allowed the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) to go ahead with the tunneling/construction work underneath two Parsi temples (Atash Behrams) at the Kalbadevi locality of Mumbai saying that it cannot stop the construction of the project, which benefits the people. 

The court also directed MMRCL to take adequate precautions during construction and file a progress report before January 4, the next date of hearing in the case.

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Rejecting the demand of the four Parsi petitioners to stop construction work of the Mumbai underground metro on religious grounds, the court added,Two high priests of your community have said that construction will not impact on the fire temple... the MMRCL is maintaining distance from the wells...which could be contaminated.”  

It (metro project) started seven years back when objections to the project were invited. You did not say anything then...,” added Justice UU Lalit.

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