Metro 3 Project- NGT’s blow to MMRC; Denies removing stay order

NGT Delhi rejected to hear MMRC out on the issue and suggested it approached Pune unit for the same as the issue still remains with them

Metro 3 Project- NGT’s blow to MMRC; Denies removing stay order

Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) approached the National Green Tribunal (NGT) in Delhi to remove the stay order put on the construction of a car shed in Arrey Colony for the ongoing Metro-3 work.

Petitioner and Van Shakti Sanstha’s project director, Stalin Dayanand informed Mumbai Live that NGT Delhi’s unit rejected MMRC’s request and suggested it approach Pune’s unit for the same.

Under the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro-3 project, the MMRC planned to build a car shed for the metros. However, this was disrupted and a stay order was put because many environmentalists and activists claimed that it would affect the Padas and its surroundings. 

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The petition to save Aarey and stop MMRC from constructing a car shed in the area was filed, by Vanshakti, with NGT Pune which put a stay order on the same. MMRC planned to construct the metro car shed around almost 33 acres of Aarey forests. Earlier in August 2015, NGT banned any construction regarding the car shed.

MMRC expects to finish the work of Metro-3 project by 2021 with the construction of the subways in full swing. However, with a stay order to construct the car shed, it might be delayed or the MMRC will have to work out alternatives for the same.

MMRC has approached NGT’s Delhi unit twice in 10 days. However, this time, the Delhi unit has clearly stated MMRC that the issue is still with the Pune unit and shall be resolved with their help. 

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