MMRCL mumbai on tree plantation; but claims underground tunnelling work on fast track


MMRCL mumbai on tree plantation; but claims underground tunnelling work on fast track

The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) undertaking the Bandra-Colaba-SEEPZ, Metro 3 work has completed 50 per cent of the underground tunnelling work, which was announced by the project officials on Monday.

Interestingly, although the authority is undertaking the civil work in full swing, they remain mum on the plantation drive. While this Free Press Journal reporter had repeatedly sent queries on what steps had been taken to increase the green cover of the city, after the authority being lambasted by activists and environmentalists for mercilessly felling the trees and proposing more tree transplantation for other metro-related work.

Zoru Bhathena, a member of the Bombay High Court, who formed trees’ inspection committee pertaining to Metro 3, alleged that MMRCL has no will to take up the plantation drive. Justifying his criticism he added. Read More

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