Mumbai metro car shed bullet train project site Aarey colony Uddhav Thackeray

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BJP, Shiv Sena lock horns as MVA govt proposes shifting metro car shed to bullet-train project site

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has directed officers to discover shifting of Metro car shed from the proposed Kanjurmarg land underneath litigation to different websites which embody the land put aside for the Centre’s Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train. Thackeray mentioned Aarey car shed unfold over 30 hectares was only for Metro line 3, whereas the 40-hectare Kanjurmarg land could be used for the car shed for Metro traces 3, 4 (WadalaGhatkopar-MulundTeen Hath NakaKasarvadavali) and 6 (Lokhandwala-Jogeshwari-Kanjurmarg). 

It can even be a junction for Metro line 14, which is able to go as much as Ambernath and Badlapur (in neighbouring Thane), Thackeray mentioned justifying the selection of land at Kanjurmarg for the Metro car shed. He mentioned by shifting the car shed from Aarey Colony, the state saved a forest and setting.

The Mumbai–Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor is PM Narendra Modi’s pet project value Rs 1.1 lakh crores.

MVA’s claims deceptive: Fadnavis 

Meanwhile, senior BJP chief Devendra Fadnavis has dismissed Thackeray’s competition that relocating the metro car shed project to Kanjurmarg from Aarey Colony in Mumbai would serve future wants, together with the provision of land that is perhaps wanted for the enlargement of the infrastructure for metro traces.

Fadnavis, who’s the Leader of Opposition within the state Legislative Assembly, mentioned it appeared the CM has not learn a report of a high-powered committee arrange by his personal authorities on the “financial implications” related to relocating the project site.

“CM Thackeray’s remark that additional land would have been required for the carshed in future had it came up in Aarey was misleading,” Fadnavis said.

The Centre and the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra authorities are locked in a tussle over possession of the land earmarked by the state for establishing the car shed depot which was earlier deliberate at Aarey Colony. 

Uddhav says open for talks 

On Sunday, Thackeray mentioned he’s open for a decision of the Kanjurmarg Metro car shed land row in Mumbai by way of dialogue with the Centre and asserted it isn’t an “ego issue” for him.

Speaking on the Kanjurmarg car shed land dispute, he lamented that the central authorities moved court docket towards the state over the problem.

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday stayed the order handed by Mumbai suburban district collector allotting 102 acres of salt pan land in Kanjurmarg space for the development of the built-in metro car shed. It additionally restrained the authorities from finishing up any development work on the mentioned land.

The earlier BJP-led state authorities had determined to assemble the car shed for Metro line 3 (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ) at Aarey Colony, regardless of opposition from environmentalists and activists to the huge tree-cutting for the project.

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