Aarey Not A Forest, Says Bombay High Court, Refuses To Stop Tree-Cutting

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MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court has refused to declare Mumbai’s Aarey Colony a forest amid a raging row over the proposed cutting of over 2,500 trees to make way for a metro car shed. A petition challenging the cutting of trees was dismissed by the court today.
The petition was filed by environmental activist Zoru Bathena, challenging a decision taken by the Mumbai’s civic body’s tree authority on August 29 to allow the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) to cut 2,646 trees in Aarey, a green belt in suburban Goregaon.

Aarey Colony, together with Sanjay Gandhi National Park, is known as the green lung of the metropolis.

Source By NDTV

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