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Won’t allow immersion in Aarey Colony lakes: State assures HC

A state counsel, who also represented the chief executive officer of Aarey Colony, informed the division bench of chief justice DK Upadhyay and justice Arif Doctor that “no permission shall be granted for immersion of idols in the lakes of Aarey Colony, keeping in view the provisions contained in notification dated December 15, 2016 issued by the Central Government and the guidelines issued by the Central Pollution Control Board on May 12, 2020”

In response, the BMC is preparing alternative arrangements for Ganpati immersions. Rajesh Akre, the assistant commissioner of the P South Ward, said, “There will be three floating talaos in Aarey for all domestic idols of height below 4 feet, one at the West gate, another at the Picnic spot and one will be mobile on the road in Dinkar Rao Desai Marg. There are also 14 artificial ponds in the ward.” (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 12:46 AM IST
BySabah Virani

In a first, Ganpati immersions in Aarey talao prohibited this year

his poses a major challenge to the civic body who might now have to make alternate arrangements for the immersions of more than 1,000 idols. BMC says alternate arrangements have been made at Juhu beach, Marve and Borivali.

Mumbai, India - September 9, 2016: Men perform immersion of Hindu God Ganesh on fifth day of the ganesh festival at a lake in Aarey colony in Mumbai, India, on Friday, September 9, 2016. (Photo by Pratham Gokhale/ Hindustan Times) (Pratham Gokhale/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 14, 2023 11:51 PM IST

Speeding van rams into truck on WEH; 1 dead

According to the police, the victim, identified as Razauddin Shaikh, was sleeping at the back of the van when the driver, Azam Khan, 28, lost control of the vehicle and dashed its rear portion into a truck moving adjacent to it. Khan was later arrested

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Updated on Jun 26, 2023 12:33 AM IST

State appoints 17-member panel for development of Aarey Colony

The Maharashtra government has formed a 17-member committee to oversee the development of Aarey Milk Colony. The move has sparked controversy as the MLA from Jogeshwari, under which the majority of Aarey falls, has not been appointed to the panel. The committee will examine a consultant's report and recommend changes to make Aarey encroachment-free and develop it as a tourism spot without disturbing the ecosystem. The government plans to monetise the land parcels at Aarey Colony and Worli through commercial development.

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Updated on Apr 23, 2023 01:09 AM IST
BySaurabha Kulshreshtha

'Don't toy with environment…': Uddhav's warning after Shinde's Aarey reversal

After he took over as the chief minister in 2019, Uddhav Thackeray had stayed the construction of the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz metro 3 corridor and appointed a panel to look for alternative plots. The Aghadi government had designated Aarey Colony as a reserve forest.

Former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.(PTI)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 02:32 PM IST
Reported by Dhaval Kulkarni | Written by Aryan Prakash
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