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Contempt notice to Konkan collectors for failure to transfer mangrove land to Maharashtra forest department

The direction to hand over mangrove areas to the forest department was first issued by the Bombay high court on October 6, 2005. The HC reiterated its order on September 18, 2018
A mangrove.(Sourced)
A mangrove.(Sourced)
Updated on Dec 17, 2020 01:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee

Maharashtra: Four-acre mangrove patch destroyed near proposed eco park in Uran

At least approximately 1,500 mangrove trees were destroyed after tidal water had been blocked off by locals for captive fish breeding or aqua culture activities
The dry patch in Belpada, Uran.(Sourced)
The dry patch in Belpada, Uran.(Sourced)
Updated on Dec 10, 2020 05:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee

Maharashtra: Uran fishermen allege indiscriminate destruction of mangroves, oppose JNPT’s park proposal

JNPT last week announced that it had planned to build a 200-hectare mangrove (eco) park to protect dense mangrove patches and house visiting galleries, mangrove walkthroughs (boardwalks), a nature interpretation centre, and a nursery with rare mangrove species, at Belpada in Uran
The Paramaparik Machhimar Bachao Kruti Samiti (Save Traditional Fishermen’s Action Committee) said the JNPT park was planned on buried mangrove forests and wetlands of Belpada.(Sourced)
The Paramaparik Machhimar Bachao Kruti Samiti (Save Traditional Fishermen’s Action Committee) said the JNPT park was planned on buried mangrove forests and wetlands of Belpada.(Sourced)
Published on Nov 26, 2020 01:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee

Maharashtra: Uran to get its first mangrove park by June 2021

JNPT said the plan of action for the proposed park is awaiting submission from FDCM, after which all details will be finalised
Previous violation at Belpada near JNPT special economic zone. The area, along with other eco-sensitive zones in Uran, has faced the problem of debris dumping that has threatened mangrove patches in the Raigad district.(HT Photo)
Previous violation at Belpada near JNPT special economic zone. The area, along with other eco-sensitive zones in Uran, has faced the problem of debris dumping that has threatened mangrove patches in the Raigad district.(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 18, 2020 09:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee

Fishermen move Bombay HC opposing environmental nod for JNPT’s expansion

The petition, filed by Shri Ekvira Aai Pratishtan (SEAP), said that reclamation across 110 hectares by JNPT for its 4th container terminal violated their right to livelihood as the work is destroying fishing areas.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), in Navi Mumbai is setting up a fourth container terminal.(Bloomberg File Photo)
The Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), in Navi Mumbai is setting up a fourth container terminal.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Updated on Feb 05, 2020 11:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Marathon Woman

Sonia Sethi is responsible for the completion of the Metro project, comprising all 12 lines spread across 300kms, a staggering 1.5 lakh crore in numbers
Sonia Sethi at the marathon.
Sonia Sethi at the marathon.
Updated on Jan 21, 2020 07:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi

Did wetland destruction cause the floods in Navi Mumbai?

A study by environment group Vanashakti revealed that 1,201 hectare has been reclaimed in 11 years
A reclaimed wetland near the Navi Mumbai airport.(Vanashakti)
A reclaimed wetland near the Navi Mumbai airport.(Vanashakti)
Published on Jul 20, 2019 01:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Bombay High Court relief for 16 sailors stuck on ship at JNPT

The directive followed the failure of the Union of India and ship’s owners to come up with a solution of their own.
The ship had been arrested and anchored off JNPT by the sheriff of Mumbai as the company owning the ship had not paid its creditors their dues.(HT Photo)
The ship had been arrested and anchored off JNPT by the sheriff of Mumbai as the company owning the ship had not paid its creditors their dues.(HT Photo)
Published on May 17, 2019 04:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

We lost 400 acres of Dastan Phata wetland and our livelihood: Locals

Environmentalists say wetland committee ignored the complaints and warnings of the destruction
The land at Dastan Phata is being levelled for construction work.(HT PHOTO)
The land at Dastan Phata is being levelled for construction work.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 10, 2019 01:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Padmja Sinha, Navi Mumbai

9,050 mangrove trees razed in Uran in 2018 for government projects

In what may be one of the major cases of mangrove destruction in Maharashtra, 9,050 mangrove trees across 10 hectares have been destroyed in Raigad district this year
(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 26, 2018 09:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Cidco killing mangroves in Navi Mumbai: Activists

Activists said Cidco was violating the order and dumping truckloads of debris around the mangroves to reclaim the area
A JCB levels debris dumped near mangroves at Navin Sheva.(Bachchan Kumar/HT)
A JCB levels debris dumped near mangroves at Navin Sheva.(Bachchan Kumar/HT)
Published on Sep 21, 2018 11:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Padmja Sinha, Navi Mumbai

Govt plans to sell iconic Air India building in Mumbai to JNPT for raising funds

Air India’s 23-storey building at Nariman Point, Mumbai, which was also once the airline’s headquarters, is a prime property and is likely to fetch high valuations.
The Air India logo is seen on the facade of its office building at Nariman Point, Mumbai.(Reuters File Photo)
The Air India logo is seen on the facade of its office building at Nariman Point, Mumbai.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jun 27, 2018 06:00 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent

Blocking sea water killed mangroves in Uran: Maha forest department

After the investigation, forest department sent details of the findings to Ramdas Koli , petitioner in the case
Vast tracts of mangrove forest have dried Hovercraft Jetty in Uran.(Pratik Chorge/HT)
Vast tracts of mangrove forest have dried Hovercraft Jetty in Uran.(Pratik Chorge/HT)
Published on Jun 16, 2018 12:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

JNPT near Mumbai trashing 20,000kg of plastic into sea every day

State environment department was tipped off by fishermen, who claim they have been fishing out large quantities of plastic, specifically from the area where JNPT is allegedly depositing waste
The site allotted to the port is for dumping sand, silt, clay and rocks, dredged during the port’s deepening(HT FILE)
The site allotted to the port is for dumping sand, silt, clay and rocks, dredged during the port’s deepening(HT FILE)
Updated on Jun 05, 2018 01:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Dying mangroves keep flamingos and fish away near Mumbai

Over the past five years, more than 1,000 hectares of mangroves have been destroyed in Uran by the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust , allege fisherfolk
HT visited six spots at Uran, Hanuman Koliwada, Gavhan and Belpada villages for a reality check.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
HT visited six spots at Uran, Hanuman Koliwada, Gavhan and Belpada villages for a reality check.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2018 10:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Mangroves near Mumbai are being destroyed methodically through debris dumping

HT visited six locations in the area where mangroves have been destroyed or wetlands reclaimed. The results are worrying.
HT found that large tracts of mangroves had dried up near Hovercraft jetty, fourth container terminal at JNPT, where Bharat Mumbai Container Terminal Private Limited (BMCTPL) is located, and even areas where hacked mangrove trees were stored by unknown persons, a clear violation of Bombay high court orders and Environment Protection Act, 1986, near Gavhan village.(PRATIK CHORGE/HT)
HT found that large tracts of mangroves had dried up near Hovercraft jetty, fourth container terminal at JNPT, where Bharat Mumbai Container Terminal Private Limited (BMCTPL) is located, and even areas where hacked mangrove trees were stored by unknown persons, a clear violation of Bombay high court orders and Environment Protection Act, 1986, near Gavhan village.(PRATIK CHORGE/HT)
Updated on Jun 04, 2018 11:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Brace for traffic snarls: Mumbra bypass repair in Thane to roll out from Monday

The Panvel public works department (PWD) claimed that the work will take over two months and with monsoon merely a month away, a department officer claimed that rain might further delay the work.
The roads in Murbad and Kinavli near Shahpur, supposed to be used as diversions, were full of craters.(Praful Gangurde/ Hindustan Times)
The roads in Murbad and Kinavli near Shahpur, supposed to be used as diversions, were full of craters.(Praful Gangurde/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 06, 2018 12:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Megha Pol, Thane

Thane commuters can soon take a ferry to Mumbai

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Picture for representation
Updated on Apr 27, 2018 11:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Megha Pol, Thane

Brace for traffic jams: Mumbra bypass to be shut for repairs from April 24

Traffic flow from JNPT will be restricted, with only 20% of the total vehicles permitted to commute at any given time, while the rest will be stopped at JNPT
Around 15,000 containers, apart from thousands of other light vehicles, ply on the Mumbra bypass. Its closure will affect the traffic in Thane, Navi Mumbai, Mulund and Airoli.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
Around 15,000 containers, apart from thousands of other light vehicles, ply on the Mumbra bypass. Its closure will affect the traffic in Thane, Navi Mumbai, Mulund and Airoli.(Praful Gangurde/HT)
Published on Apr 20, 2018 12:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Megha Pol, Thane
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