Mumbai – From last two months, Forest Department has failed to submit documents about forest land in Mumbai to the Green Tribunal. The department has sought time of four weeks to submit these documents and maps to the Green Tribunal. Taking objection over it, the petitioners asked how the forest department failed to trace its important documents.
On Monday, forest department sought time of four weeks to submit documents and maps to the Green Tribunal. As petitioner objected to it, the tribunal gave time of only 10 days to the forest department to furnish the required papers, informed one of the petitioners, Stalin Dayanand.
The environmentalists have approached the Green Tribunal against construction of car shed and other construction works of the Metro-3 project. They had sought information on how much and what type of forest land is there in the city. The apathetic attitude of forest department authorities has put them under suspicion.
Meanwhile, the MMRC has started construction work in Aarey Unit 19 in police security. Another interesting thing noticed is that the MMRC officials and their lawyer were absent during this hearing in the Green Tribunal.