200 trees being uprooted for Mumbai Metro to be transplanted on western railway land
Trees will also be transplanted at Badhwar Park in South Mumbai, a residential complex where railway officials liveUpdated: Aug 03, 2017, 15:04 IST
As many as 200 trees that will be uprooted during the Metro 3 construction will be replanted on railway-owned land between Mumbai Central and Bandra.
The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL), the nodal agency in charge of construction, has tied up with the western railway for the transplantation drive. On Wednesday, two trees were transplanted by Ashwini Bhide, managing director, MMRCL and Mukul Jain, divisional railway manager, western railway.
“The Agripada resident welfare society participated in the tree plantation drive,” said a railway official.
Trees will also be transplanted at Badhwar Park in South Mumbai, a residential complex where railway officials live.
The MMRCL drew flak for cutting trees on a large scale for its Colaba-Bandra-SEEEPZ Metro project, which will link four business hubs in Mumbai, as well as the airport. The corporation, however, has insisted that its underground metro project will be eco-friendly.