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2,563 Objections For Metro 3 Metro Bhavan At Aarey

A Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) official stated that they have sent their remarks to the town planning authority and yet to receive their response.

2,563 Objections For Metro 3 Metro Bhavan At Aarey
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The Metro 3 (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz)Metro Bhavan project has received over 2,563 objections from activists and citizens. However, the State Government is yet to hold a hearing for the same. The government had invited suggestions and objections but is yet to take any stringent actions. 

A Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) official stated that they have sent their remarks to the town planning authority and yet to receive their response. Talking about the same, Aarey activist Yash Marwah stated it has been seven months that the authorities called for objections. There should be a public hearing as soon as possible so that the citizens can put forward their views for the same.  Further, objections were also sent to the portal Let India Breathe'. 

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 In February 2020, the Forum of Environmental Journalists in India (FEJI) which is a countrywide network of journalists, recently held a seminar in collaboration with the Mumbai Press Club wherein they presented a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to Aaditya Thackeray. The seminar was held on the topic of environmental and climate change issues in Mumbai.  

The activists have further pointed out that the land in question is not a no-development zone but a green zone. The work cannot start until the Ministry of Environment gives its clearance. Notably, at a recent Climate Crisis Conference that was held by public-private enterprise Mumbai First, Municipal Commissioner stated that 'due to private activism, public wealth has been actively constrained and literally destroyed.'

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The four-member committee that has been appointed by the State Government has suggested several alternatives for the Metro 3 car shed including Kanjurmarg, Jogeshwari and Royal Palms in Goregaon. As soon as Uddhav Thackeray took oath as the Chief Minister, he stated in his first press conference that he will not allow anyone to even touch a leaf at Aarey, with Aditya Thackeray always being in the forefront to support Aarey when he was in the opposition, it would be interesting to see what happens next as the event unfolds.  


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