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Will decide on metro car shed construction after consulting with experts: CM Uddhav Thackeray

While speaking in the Maharashtra legislature, the Chief Minister said that the state government was ensuring that the cost for metro car shed doesn’t go to waste and the residents of Mumbai are benefited from the same.

Will decide on metro car shed construction after consulting with experts: CM Uddhav Thackeray
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday clarified on the issue of constructing the proposed Metro 3 car shed in Aarey Mil Colony. He informed that the decision on constructing the car shed will be taken in consultation with the experts. 

The Maharashtra government recently decided that 600-acres of land in the Aarey colony near Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) will be reserved as a forest. This was decided in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

State Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray was present during the meeting with other officials. However, the area excludes the land on which the proposed car shed is supposed to come up. 

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam had earlier attacked the Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government accusing that it intends to continue with the metro ‘car shed’ work in Aarey colony of Mumbai.

Questioning the model of development adopted by the Uddhav Thackeray government, he said that this move is a betrayal by Shiv Sena and there is a conspiracy to continue the work of the car shed at the same place. 

While speaking in the Maharashtra legislature, the Chief Minister said that the state government was ensuring that the cost for metro car shed doesn’t go to waste and the residents of Mumbai are benefited from the same.

"We will make a decision regarding the Metro car shed in Aarey only after discussing with the experts. The government is making efforts to ensure that the cost of the metro doesn’t go to waste and Mumbaikars can benefit from the same,” Thackeray said. 

Referring to the tree cutting in Aarey during Devendra Fadnavis government, the Chief Minister further taunted the opposition saying that his government doesn’t have to do its job in the night. 

“I consider it my good fortune for being the first person born in Mumbai to become the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. The forest resources are important and while working on development, the environment should not be degraded,” Thackeray added. 

This was the first monsoon session of the Shiv Sena-led MVA government and the shortest one in the history of Maharashtra Legislature as it lasted for only two days. 

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