Setback for Maharashtra govt as Bombay Excessive Court docket stays metro automobile shed undertaking

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Bombay HC stays metro automobile shed undertaking in Mumbai; asks MMRDA to take care of establishment

The Bombay Excessive Court docket on Wednesday stayed the metro automobile shed undertaking at Mumbai’s Kanjur Marg and requested the Mumbai Metropolitan Area Improvement Authority (MMRDA) to take care of the established order. Earlier on Monday, the excessive court docket had requested the Maharashtra authorities to contemplate withdrawing the order handed by the Mumbai Suburban District Collector, allotting 102 acres of saltpan land for the development of a Metro automobile shed. Following this, the state authorities as we speak mentioned it was able to take again its October 15 order of land allotment to MMRDA for Metro automobile shed at Kanjur Marg. 

The Centre and the Shiv Sena-led MVA authorities in Maharashtra are locked in a tussle over possession of the land earmarked by the state for establishing the automobile depot which was earlier deliberate at Aarey Colony, a inexperienced belt in suburban Goregaon.

The Union authorities had filed a petition within the excessive court docket difficult the October 1, 2020, order handed by the Collector, allotting the land for development of the automobile shed, and mentioned the land belongs to its (the Centre) salt division.

The Maharashtra authorities, nonetheless, opposed the plea and mentioned the land, allotted to the Mumbai Metropolitan Area Improvement Authority (MMRDA) for the Metro automobile shed, is owned by the state.

On Monday, a division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni was of prima facie opinion that the Collector ought to give a recent listening to to all events involved and settle points associated to land title possession.

“We can not permit this order (Collectors order) to stay in power. Prima facie, we’re of the view that the matter ought to return to the Collector. Take into account withdrawing it (the order).”

“It’s higher you (the federal government) settle all these points earlier than you proceed additional,” the court docket mentioned.

The current Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities, led by the Shiv Sena and supported by the NCP and the Congress, on assuming workplace in November final yr, determined to shift the automobile shed from Aarey Colony to Kanjurmarg.

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