Fences Around Metro 3 Construction Site Increase Their Height, Environmentalist Get Suspicious

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday, October 21 ruled out that the status quo at Aarey should be maintained but the construction work can go on.

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The Bombay High Court (HC) had dismissed the plea of hearing the Aarey matter on Saturday, October 5  and stated that the petitioners should move to the Supreme Court (SC). On the same day at 9 pm, the authorities started cutting trees at Aarey which resulted in chaos among petitioners and authorities which further resulted in arresting 29 people.  

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Section 144 was imposed on the area which prohibits five or more people assembling at the area. After a few days section 144 was lifted and the Supreme Court ruled out in its hearing on Monday, October 21 that a status quo should be maintained and ensured that no more trees will be cut, however, it further stated that the construction of Metro 3 (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz) should not be stopped and the next hearing will now be held on November 15. 

After the SC hearing, the locals at Aarey along with the environmentalists reported that the height of the barricades which was around the construction site of Metro 3 was increased. Several petitioners have raised the question as to what was the authorities trying to hide that they had to resort to increasing the height of the barricades. What do you think about this latest twist in the tale? Send us your views in the comments below or tweet to us @MumbaiLiveNews

Also Read: Aarey Protest: Bombay High Court Dismisses The Plea To Stop Felling Of Trees

  

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