Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday introduced the scrapping of Aarey metro automobile shed and stated the challenge will now come up at Kanjurmarg in Mumbai. He additionally introduced that 800 acre of Aarey land has been declared as forest versus 600 earlier. In a webcast, Thackeray stated the challenge might be shifted to a authorities land in Kanjurmarg and no price might be incurred for the aim. “The land might be accessible at zero charge,” he stated.
He stated the constructing which has come up in Aarey forest might be utilised for another public function. “About Rs 100 crore expenditure was incurred for the aim and it will not go waste,” he stated.
“Thackeray stated the federal government had earlier declared 600 acre of Aarey land as forest however now it has been revised to 800 acre. There might be no infringement on rights of tribals within the Aarey forest”, he added.
“Biodiversity in Aarey must be to conserved and guarded. Nowhere is there an 800-acre jungle in an city arrange. Mumbai has a pure forest cowl,” he stated.
Circumstances final yr in opposition to residents and environmentalists who protested in opposition to the Aarey challenge and felling of timber in that space have been withdrawn, he stated.
The transfer to relocate the automobile shed from Aarey got here amid stories that the state authorities was contemplating if two of the upcoming Metro traces may share upkeep facility.
It had appointed Delhi Metro Rail Company to organize a feasibility research on Metro three (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz) sharing its automobile shed with Line 6 (Vikhroli-Lokhandwala).
There have been additionally stories that Mumbai Metro Rail Company Ltd officers had expressed apprehension that the Metro Line three challenge could also be delayed by three years and its price could go up by over Rs 2,000 crore if the automobile shed for the road was shifted from Aarey Colony.
Former chief minister and Opposition chief Devendra Fadnavis not too long ago stated the state governments plan to relocate Metro three automobile shed from Aarey was a mirrored image of fallacious coverage.
(With PTI inputs)