Residents to form a 3-km long human chain in protest of the Metro-2B project

The residents of Juhu, Khar, Santacruz, and Bandra have decided to protest against the Metro-2B Project i.e. DN Nagar to Mandale (Mankhurd), by forming a 3-km long human chain on October 5.

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Metro Rail has become an integral part of the city’s transportation network. The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) project has been necessary for several commuters across the city. However, the project has been surrounded by controversies on several occasions. From accusations to petitions, the Metro Rail has also seen a lot of opposition.

Likewise, the residents of Juhu, Khar, Santacruz, and Bandra have called a protest against the Metro-2B project, i.e.DN Nagar to Mandale (Mankhurd). The residents have decided to form a 3-km long human chain stating that MMRC should either divert the route of the project or completely make the construction of Metro-2B underground.

The residents had made a similar demand earlier and yet, the state government and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) paid no heed to their demands. Therefore, the residents have decided to form a human chain on October 5 as a part of the protest against the state government and MMRDA,” resident and construction expert, Nitin Killawala told Mumbai Live.

The roads between Bandra and Juhu, where the Metro-2B project is being constructed, are somewhat narrow and are extremely busy with traffic. However, if the pillars of the rail project are placed on these roads, then they are expected to become extremely congested and will result in chaos. Therefore, the residents had asked MMRDA to change the route or make the project underground. 

But MMRDA is adamant to go forward with the initially planned route and refuses to make changes. 

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The residents intend to make a human chain from Sacred Heart School, Khar to Bandra Masjid on October 5. In order to avoid any inconvenience or traffic blockage, the residents will protest from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and will be protesting silently.

The residents had also approached Bombay High Court regarding the Metro-2B issue and the case is ongoing in the court. Despite this, the residents have been voicing their concerns by protesting profusely. They have even indicated that if the issue is not resolved until the next elections, then they will boycott voting.

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