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Maharashtra Govt plans to construct car shed at Goregaon Pahadi

In an alternative to the Kanjurmarg land, the state government has begun planning the construction of a car shed for Metro 6 (Lokhandwala-Vikhroli) at Goregaon Pahadi.

Maharashtra Govt plans to construct car shed at Goregaon Pahadi
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As per reports, the state government has begun a plan for constructing a car shed for Metro 6 (Lokhandwala-Vikhroli) at Goregaon Pahadi.

This seems to be an alternate plan for the government of Maharashtra if the Kanjurmarg land does not become available. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, MMRDA has further written to the state government requesting it to acquire land at Goregaon Pahadi. Moreover, at Goregaon Pahadi, the government had sought to reserve 89 hectares of 129.10 hectares of a 'no-development zone' for a metro yard. In addition, 30 per cent of the work on Line 6 is done and MMRDA will need 18 hectares of land at Goregaon for the depot.

The government led by CM Uddhav Thackeray had earlier decided to shift the metro car shed from Aarey to Kanjurmarg in order to protect the greenery at the Aarey forests which led to the BJP leaders slamming the state government. However, despite the criticism, the site was handed over to MMRDA and permission was granted to build a car shed for both Metro 3 and Metro 6 routes.

In recent developments, on December 11, the Maharashtra government informed the Bombay High Court that the salt commissionerate under the central government neither has title nor possession of the Kanjurmarg land allotted for the Metro car shed, whereas the state owns the same.

Representing the state government, Advocate General (AG) Ashutosh Kumbhakoni, made submissions before a division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice Girish S Kulkarni, which was reacting to the Centre’s writ plea, filed through its deputy salt commissioner, challenging a November 2018 order of the revenue minister declaring that while the state was the owner of various salt pans in Mumbai, some were privately owned

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