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