The ambitious 29.2 km long coastal road project connecting Mumbai’s Marine Lines to Kandivali has hit a judicial roadblock after the Bombay High Court cancelled the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance given to the project, ANI has reported.
The court ruled that the project needs to get a mandatory environment clearance and that the work till date was progressing without necessary clearances. The BMC has thus been ordered to stop any further work which has been planned on the project, Times of India has reported.
The petition filed by various NGOs and Mumbai residents claims that the project is causing irreversible alteration to coastal morphology, biodiversity, and traditional ecological practices. It also adds that the reclamation work undertaken for the project is illegal. Read More
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