Mumbai to get Metro-3, better connectivity, but lose 1,154 mangrove trees. Is it a good deal?
Mumbai city news: The green nod to the Metro-3 project has come as good news for MMRC, but the development comes at a pricemumbai Updated: Jun 27, 2017 10:09 IST
The Union environment ministry on Monday gave green to the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) for construction on two land parcels at Bandra-Kurla Complex and Dharavi for Metro-3 project (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ) on Monday.
WHAT MUMBAI WILL LOSE
1,000 mangrove trees
Approximately 1,000 mangrove trees will be felled for the project. The clearance was given only after an agreement with the MMRC that at least 5,000 mangrove trees will be planted as compensation for the lost green cover
Value of the land
Rs20,000 a sqft: Value of the land next to mangroves in Versova, Andheri and Lokhandwala
Rs10,000 a sqft : Value of the land next to mangroves in Dahisar
Rs13,000 a sqft: Value of the land next to mangroves in Borivli
WHAT MUMBAI WILL GAIN
27 stations on the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ underground line – Cuffe Parade, Vidhan Bhavan, Churchgate, Hutatma Chowk, CST Metro, Kalbadevi, Girgaum, Grant Road, Mumbai Central Metro, Mahalaxmi, Science Museum, Acharya Atre Chowk, Worli, Siddhivinayak, Dadar, Sitaladevi, Dharavi, BKC, Vidyanagari, Santacruz, Domestic Airport, Sahar Road, International Airport, Marol Naka, MIDC, SEEPZ and Aarey Depot
The Metro line will connect central business districts namely Nariman Point, Cuffe Parade (WTC), Fort, Worli/ Lower Parel, Bandra-Kurla Complex, SEEPZ and MIDC
It will allow you easy interchange with other public transport at CST, Churchgate, Mumbai Central, Marol Naka (Metro Line 1), Mahalaxmi (Monorail) and Mumbai Central (State Transport bus depot)
It will also provide better connectivity to the airport.
In the long run, Metro-3 promises to reduce the number of trips made by private vehicles on roads – from 4,56,771 in 2021 to 6,65,468 in 2041