Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: Now, Bombay HC to hear experts before deciding on cutting mangroves


Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: Now, Bombay HC to hear experts before deciding on cutting mangroves

Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project: Before deciding on a plea seeking elimination of mangroves in order to pave way for upcoming India’s first – Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, the Bombay High Court recently said that it will have to hear environmental experts.

A division bench of Justice N M Jamdar and Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog was hearing an application filed by the firm implementing the bullet train project – National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL). The corporation has been seeking permission to cut mangroves spread over an area of 13 hectares, according to a PTI report.

In the month of March this year, the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority had told the Bombay High Court that it had given its approval for cutting over 53,000 mangrove trees for the high-speed bullet train project.  Read More

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