Mumbai – Providing a relief to the residents of Aarey Colony, the high-power committee has excluded the proposed Metro car shed from Aarey Colony in Goregaon by removing its reservation from the new Development Plan. Now, this area has been included in the Green Zone.
The committee formed to study and address the objections of people regarding the new Development Plan submitted its final report to Mayor Snehal Ambekar. On behalf of the committee, standing committee chairman Yashodhar Phanse submitted this report to Ambekar. The issue of metro car shed at Aarey Colony in Goregaon had attracted a lot of criticism as over 5500 trees were proposed to be cut to develop this car shed. Shiv Sena, MNS, many NGOs and organisations had opposed this car shed at the cost of cutting trees. The High Court had also directed the concerned authorities not to cut the trees from this green lung of the city.
Development Planning Committee member Gautam Chatterjee made it clear that only those areas will be developed which will have permissions from all the concerned stake holders including Environment, Forest department and state government authorities.
Chatterjee also made it clear that the committee has taken the views of citizens, NGOs and High Court and BMC office-bearers including Yashodhar Phanse and Trushna Vishwasrao seriously and excluded the metro car shed by removing its earlier reservation on land in Aarey Colony area. This area is now being included in the Green Zone, he added.