Aarey: City Vests Hope In Bombay HC

The Hindu MumbaiSeptember 11, 2019

Aarey: City Vests Hope In Bombay HC
Won’t demand reopening of Tree Authority proposal, say absent members
Tanvi Deshpande

The city waits with bated breath for the Bombay High Court (HC) to decide, on September 17, the fate of 2,646 trees at Aarey colony. The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) has decided to cut the trees to make place for the Metro car shed, and protestors have moved the HC for a solution in the matter.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has not yet conveyed the decision taken at the Tree Authority meeting (where it was decided to cut the trees) to the MMRCL, and officers said they will wait until the hearing next week. The BMC has decided to wait until the hearing to send the final permission to the MMRCL, even though there is no stay order. The minutes of the meeting are ready but the final permission is yet to be conveyed. “We will wait for the court directive before giving the final permission,” said BMC commissioner Praveen Pardeshi.

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September 11, 2019