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Not stopping construction of Metro shed project in Aarey Colony: SC

Monday, October 21, 2019, 4:26 PM

The Supreme Court said it is not stopping the Metro shed project in Mumbai's Aarey Colony and only putting a stay on the felling of trees. A special bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta examined the entire episode and sought a status report with pictures on plantation, transplantation, and felling of trees in the Aarey Colony area of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
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"New Destruction Becomes Inevitable...": Mumbai Metro Chief On Aarey Move

Sunday, October 6, 2019, 2:22 PM

With the protests against the felling of trees in Mumbai's Aarey Colony witnessing support from political parties and also celebrities, the Mumbai Metro chief Ashwini Bhide who is facing flak over the issue today said that the move was "inevitable". "Sometimes to construct something new destruction becomes inevitable but it also paves the way for new life and new creation," Ms Bhide tweeted.
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"Like Repeatedly Stabbing Lungs": Milind Deora, Sanjay Nirupam On Aarey

Sunday, October 6, 2019, 9:18 AM

Congress-leader Sanjay Nirupam condemned felling of trees at Mumbai's Aarey Colony which began at night, and arrest of protesting activists. Milind Deora, his party colleague, called the tree cutting "stabbing yourself in the lungs". Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation started felling trees on Friday night to make way for car shed of Metro-phase-III in Aarey Colony after the Bombay HC dismissed petitions opposing the move.

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