Citizens To Protest With A Human Chain At Aarey Forest To Oppose The Cutting Of Trees

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had proposed to cut down 2,238 trees to build a car-shed for the Metro-3 project at Aarey Colony

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As the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed to cut down 2,238 trees to build a car-shed for the Metro-3 project at Aarey Colony, Mumbaikars are going to form a human chain to stage their protest against this move. 

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Activist Zoru Bhathena said that the aim of the formation of the human chain is to appeal to the Tree Authority to not cut the trees. On Tuesday, August 13, the Tree Authority had put the proposal to cut 2,238 trees in Aarey Colony on hold. The members of the committee had sought a complete rehabilitation plan of 27 tribal padas (small villages), believed to be affected because of axing trees. However, a total of 3,691 trees are proposed to be cut for the car-shed. 2,238 trees will be cut in the first phase, and, 464 trees are to be transplanted. 

Notably, United for Change along with Aarey Conservation group formed a peaceful human chain to create awareness for issues like depleting forests and wildlife at NCPA, Marine Drive earlier this year. 

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