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Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray says it's unfortunate that central govt has gone to court against his govt's decision to build the depot at Kanjurmarg.
Bombay HC stayed Maharashtra govt’s move to shift controversial car shed from Aarey Colony to Kanjurmarg, so now it’s considering alternative plots of land.
Bombay HC stays work on the car shed at the new location in Kanjurmarg after central government claims ownership of the land.
The metro reopened with a series of precautionary measures, such as thermal scanners, sanitisers, among others, to enable commuters to adhere to social distancing protocols.
Mumbai govt is planning to connect Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro with the proposed Kanjurmarg-Badlapur Metro and the Swami Samarth Nagar-Vikhroli elevated line.
CM Thackeray has shifted the car shed for Mumbai’s costliest metro rail out of Aarey Colony. But it took years of political back and forth for the project to reach Kanjurmarg.
In October this year, Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena had opposed the felling of over 2,000 trees to build a metro car shed in Aarey Colony.
A special bench of the Supreme Court said status quo should be maintained by Mumbai authorities, and said it will examine the entire matter.
As Shiv Sena protests against the cutting of nearly 3,000 trees at Aarey Colony, political experts and opposition leaders allege hypocrisy.
The Bombay High Court Friday rejected four petitions against the felling of over 2,600 trees for a Mumbai Metro-related project.