Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday introduced the scrapping of Aarey metro car shed and stated the undertaking will now come up at Kanjurmarg in Mumbai. He additionally introduced that 800 acre of Aarey land has been declared as forest as opposed to 600 earlier. In a webcast, Thackeray stated the undertaking will probably be shifted to a authorities land in Kanjurmarg and no value will probably be incurred for the aim. “The land will be available at zero rate,” he stated.
He stated the constructing which has come up in Aarey forest will probably be utilised for another public objective. “About Rs 100 crore expenditure was incurred for the purpose and it won’t go waste,” he stated.
“Thackeray said the government had earlier declared 600 acre of Aarey land as forest but now it has been revised to 800 acre. There will be no infringement on rights of tribals in the Aarey forest”, he added.
“Biodiversity in Aarey needs to be to conserved and protected. Nowhere is there an 800-acre jungle in an urban set up. Mumbai has a natural forest cover,” he stated.
Cases final yr in opposition to residents and environmentalists who protested in opposition to the Aarey undertaking and felling of timber in that space have been withdrawn, he stated.
The transfer to relocate the car shed from Aarey got here amid stories that the state authorities was contemplating if two of the upcoming Metro traces might share upkeep facility.
It had appointed Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to put together a feasibility research on Metro 3 (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz) sharing its car shed with Line 6 (Vikhroli-Lokhandwala).
There have been additionally stories that Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd officers had expressed apprehension that the Metro Line Three undertaking could also be delayed by three years and its value might go up by over Rs 2,000 crore if the car shed for the road was shifted from Aarey Colony.
Former chief minister and Opposition chief Devendra Fadnavis just lately stated the state governments plan to relocate Metro 3 car shed from Aarey was a mirrored image of unsuitable coverage.
(With PTI inputs)