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Ramesh wants 380-acre open space around Juhu heliport

The union environment ministry has asked the civic body to keep 380 acres of land in and around the Juhu aerodrome solely as a green open space and not construct any fancy park there.

mumbai Updated: Feb 25, 2011 01:39 IST
Sayli Udas Mankikar

The union environment ministry has asked the civic body to keep 380 acres of land in and around the Juhu aerodrome solely as a green open space and not construct any fancy park there.

Union environment minister Jairam Ramesh had requested that the pollution-emitting strip at Juhu aerodrome, currently used as a heliport, compensate by keeping the space around it green and open.

On November 24, last year, he had written to chief minister Prithviraj Chavan to develop this area as a ‘wonder biodiversity hotspot’. The BMC initiated the de-reservation process in mid-February, but did not know what Ramesh had meant.

Ramesh said, “I meant the area around the airport be maintained as a green open space for this city starved of greenery.”