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Maharashtra scraps jetty project to protect turtle nesting beach in Ratnagiri

According to the minutes, the construction of the jetty was completed in 2013-14 without CRZ clearances, and the harbour engineer sought post-facto CRZ approval
The Guhagar beach is an Olive Ridley turtle breeding area.(Sourced)
The Guhagar beach is an Olive Ridley turtle breeding area.(Sourced)
Published on Dec 08, 2020 04:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee

Mumbai: CRZ nod to install rake screen at Worli pumping station

However, the authority deferred a proposal by the state’s harbour engineering division to beautify Dadar beach with stepped ghats, an immersion ramp, staircases to connect the promenade, a play area, and an approach staircase from Dnyaneshwar Udyan side for accessibility to the beach
The MCZMA has deferred a proposal by the state’s harbour engineering division to beautify Dadar beach.(HT archive)
The MCZMA has deferred a proposal by the state’s harbour engineering division to beautify Dadar beach.(HT archive)
Updated on Nov 05, 2020 11:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee

Mumbai: BMC fails to pay up 90% funds needed for marine biodiversity conservation

The civic body had to pay 2% (Rs254 crore) of the total cost of the project (Rs12,721 crore) to the Mangrove Foundation on or before the commencement of work on the road in December 2018
A Tunnel Boring Machine to drill the 3.4-km-long twin tunnels partially running under the sea, between Girgaum and Malabar Hill, as part of the 9.98-km-long Coastal Road.(HT file)
A Tunnel Boring Machine to drill the 3.4-km-long twin tunnels partially running under the sea, between Girgaum and Malabar Hill, as part of the 9.98-km-long Coastal Road.(HT file)
Updated on Nov 04, 2020 10:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee

A month after clearing it, Maharashtra seeks answers on seawall project

The proposed seawalls are meant to protect the coast and prevent erosion.
The Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority issued a letter to JNPT’s chairman (port, planning and development) on Wednesday to provide a detailed report on points raised by complainants. (HT Photo)
The Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority issued a letter to JNPT’s chairman (port, planning and development) on Wednesday to provide a detailed report on points raised by complainants. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2020 11:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee

Reduce CRZ for east coast, says MbPT

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Updated on Jan 23, 2020 07:06 AM IST
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First phase of Thane waterfront project to be ready in December

The court had also given directives to the MCZMA to supervise the work and visit the site every six months to check if the norms are followed.
The petition was filed by activist Rohit Joshi along with NGO Vanashakti, claiming that the reclamation of land for Gaimukh chowpatty had led to flooding at Gaimukh during heavy rain.(HT image)
The petition was filed by activist Rohit Joshi along with NGO Vanashakti, claiming that the reclamation of land for Gaimukh chowpatty had led to flooding at Gaimukh during heavy rain.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 04:17 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Megha Pol

Rs 1-crore Versova beach beautification plan rejected for 3rd time

The plans were first heard on November 2, 2018, and March 3 this year, but rejected both times for its close proximity to the mangrove areas and the possibility of intertidal marine life being affected owing to the project.
The state’s coastal authority recently rejected a proposal to beautify Versova beach for the third time, citing concerns of environmental destruction.(HT PHOTO)
The state’s coastal authority recently rejected a proposal to beautify Versova beach for the third time, citing concerns of environmental destruction.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 12:55 AM IST
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Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Mumbai’s coastal road project jammed after court cancels environmental nod

The Bombay High Court struck down the Coastal Regulation Zone’s clearance for its Coastal Road, which is a part of the Eastern Freeway. Bombay HC also observed that the area is conducive for coral growth.
The 9.98km stretch starts at Princess Street flyover on Marine Drive, passes through a tunnel beneath Malabar Hill and Napeansea Road. The tunnel opens at sea shore near Priyadarshani Park from where the Coastal Road goes on reclaimed land and meets the Worli end of the Bandra Worli Sea Link.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The 9.98km stretch starts at Princess Street flyover on Marine Drive, passes through a tunnel beneath Malabar Hill and Napeansea Road. The tunnel opens at sea shore near Priyadarshani Park from where the Coastal Road goes on reclaimed land and meets the Worli end of the Bandra Worli Sea Link.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 16, 2019 10:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari

MoEF cleared plan to cut 53,467 mangrove trees, Bombay high court told

In all, 32.43 hectares of mangrove forest area in Mumbai and Thane needs to used for India’s first high-speed rail project, a letter from MCZMA to the director, Coastal Regulation Zone, MoEF, said. The letter said 53,467 mangrove trees spread over 13.36 hectares will have to be cut for this.
On March 7, the MCZMA recommended the proposal to cut 53,467 trees to the Centre for a final approval.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
On March 7, the MCZMA recommended the proposal to cut 53,467 trees to the Centre for a final approval.(Pramod Thakur/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 09, 2019 08:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

Activists write to President, PM to save 53K mangrove trees in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) had cleared a proposal to cut 53,467 mangrove trees for the bullet train project.
On Monday, the Bombay HC wasl told about the Maharashtra coastal authority giving clearance to cut mangroves spread over 13.36 hectares (ha) area for the bullet train project.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File Photo)
On Monday, the Bombay HC wasl told about the Maharashtra coastal authority giving clearance to cut mangroves spread over 13.36 hectares (ha) area for the bullet train project.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 22, 2019 01:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Over 50,000 mangroves trees to be cut for bullet train project, HC told

The Bombay HC is hearing the rail corporation’s petition, challenging the MCZMA’s decision to defer their proposal of razing mangroves for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project.
The Maharashtra coastal body has okayed the felling of over 50,000 mangrove trees for the bullet train project.(/HT File Photo / Used for representational purpose)
The Maharashtra coastal body has okayed the felling of over 50,000 mangrove trees for the bullet train project.(/HT File Photo / Used for representational purpose)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 10:35 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari

Activists to go NGT way to put Mumbai’s mangroves on the map

Activists say most wetlands left without protection against development; state says resolution of images the only issue
Under the CRZ norms, CRZ I includes ecologically sensitive areas such as mangroves, coral reefs and mudflats, where any kind of development is prohibited.(HT FILE)
Under the CRZ norms, CRZ I includes ecologically sensitive areas such as mangroves, coral reefs and mudflats, where any kind of development is prohibited.(HT FILE)
Updated on Oct 23, 2018 12:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
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