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Metro station location will change if needed: CM

Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said that the locations of Mumbai Metro railway stations could be changed if there was opposition from residents.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2009 01:07 IST
HT Political Bureau
HT Political Bureau
Hindustan Times

Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said on Saturday that the locations of Mumbai Metro railway stations could be changed if there was opposition from residents.

“We will study whether it is necessary to change the locations and then take a decision,” Chavan told a delegation of residents from SV Road and Linking Road that met him over the proposed stations in their area.

The residents are apprehensive that they will be shifted for the construction of Metro lines. The two areas will come under the Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd line.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has said that no buildings would be demolished for the Metro. Talking to the delegation of residents led by MP Priya Dutt, Chavan said the MMRDA will check whether it needs to change alignment and location of stations.

“While deciding locations for stations, it should be ensured that there will be enough parking space and residents do not face problems,” Chavan said. He said the FSI for Metro stations, which will be developed as commercial complexes, should be decided after considering the above factors.

First Published: Feb 01, 2009 01:06 IST