Locals Oppose Land Acquisition For Mumbai Metro Project


Locals Oppose Land Acquisition For Mumbai Metro Project

The Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan Metro Line 5 project might hit a roadblock as over 100 families have opposed the proposal to construct a car shed on their land at Govegaon near Kalyan-Bhiwandi road in Maharashtra. The villagers said that they do not want to lose their land to make way for a car shed as it is their only source of livelihood.

“The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) wants to acquire around 36 hectares of our land in Govegaon for a Metro car shed. The move will affect as many as 100 families,” secretary of Kon-Gove Sangharh Samiti, Pandharinath Bhoir, said in a press conference on Friday.

Neeta Mahajan, a lawyer, who represents the committee, said, “Villagers have their houses, shops and small-scale workshops on this land.” Read more

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