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Bombay high court clears land required for stalled Pune Metro work

MMRCL had moved the court seeking a direction to the Pune collector to hand over the land urgently required for the Metro project
Bombay high court, Mumbai.(File photo)
Bombay high court, Mumbai.(File photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2020 10:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKanchan Chaudhari

Battle for Aarey is a battle for Mumbai

This column rarely repeats an issue in successive weeks, but Aarey is too precious to lose even an inch of.
People protest against the cutting of 2,700 trees for the Metro car shed at Aarey colony, on September 8.(HT FILE)
People protest against the cutting of 2,700 trees for the Metro car shed at Aarey colony, on September 8.(HT FILE)
Published on Sep 11, 2019 11:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySmruti Koppikar

‘We all want Metro, but not at cost of biodiversity’

On Monday, MMRCL managing director Ashwini Bhide, at a debate on the project, had said the project was not feasible without a depot at Aarey.
Speaking to reporters at Shiv Sena Bhavan in Dadar on Tuesday, Thackeray junior said the car depot would adversely impact the biodiversity of Aarey, pointing out a number of species, including leopards, civets, deer, different types of spiders, snakes, geckos, etc, thrive there.(HT image)
Speaking to reporters at Shiv Sena Bhavan in Dadar on Tuesday, Thackeray junior said the car depot would adversely impact the biodiversity of Aarey, pointing out a number of species, including leopards, civets, deer, different types of spiders, snakes, geckos, etc, thrive there.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 03:34 AM IST
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Mumbai | BySwapnil Rawal

Why outrage over cutting trees now and not between 2013-2017: MMRCL chief

Ever since the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) tree committee had passed the proposal to cut 2,185 trees and transplant 461 trees in Aarey colony on August 29, the city has witnessed several protests opposing the move.
Ever since the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) tree committee had passed the proposal to cut 2,185 trees and transplant 461 trees in Aarey colony on August 29, the city has witnessed several protests opposing the move.(HT Photo)
Ever since the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) tree committee had passed the proposal to cut 2,185 trees and transplant 461 trees in Aarey colony on August 29, the city has witnessed several protests opposing the move.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 12:44 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByEeshanpriya M S, Mumbai

Mr CM, take Aarey and you set up Mumbai for more floods

The Tree Authority meeting, which saw a split of eight to six in favour of the proposal, seems to have had its share of slyness, politics and confusion
Protesters form a human chain during protest destruction of Aarey Colony.(HT Photo)
Protesters form a human chain during protest destruction of Aarey Colony.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 12:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySmruti Koppikar, Mumbai

338 pumps along Metro-3 route to prevent flooding in Mumbai

Citizens had raised concerns that work on the corridor – which is being undertaken in seven packages, from south Mumbai to Seepz in the western suburbs – may lead to water logging during monsoon.
In 2018, BMC had identified 17 spots where work on the underground Metro line had disturbed sewage and storm water drains leading to flooding during heavy rain.(HT Photo)
In 2018, BMC had identified 17 spots where work on the underground Metro line had disturbed sewage and storm water drains leading to flooding during heavy rain.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2019 04:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByTanushree Venkatraman

Metro work at Aarey delayed after Bombay HC’s no-go to tree panel

MMRCL recommends forest conservation officials as experts on panel; HC rejects
On October 24, 2018, HC had restrained BMC’s tree authority from deciding on any tree cutting proposals without appointing adequate number of independent experts.(HT FILE)
On October 24, 2018, HC had restrained BMC’s tree authority from deciding on any tree cutting proposals without appointing adequate number of independent experts.(HT FILE)
Published on May 23, 2019 01:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKanchan Chaudhari, Mumbai

No HC relief for civic body, MMRC, activist

While the BMC sought permission for the functioning of a newly- constituted tree authority, the MMRCL sought permission to start felling 3,000 trees.
Bhathena sought to point out the violation of court orders by MMRCL. The court, however, refused to pass orders and asked the BMC, MMRCL and Bhathena to file their replies and posted the matter for hearing on May 20.(HT Photo)
Bhathena sought to point out the violation of court orders by MMRCL. The court, however, refused to pass orders and asked the BMC, MMRCL and Bhathena to file their replies and posted the matter for hearing on May 20.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2019 05:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

You Can’t keep cutting trees for Metro line, HC tells MMRCL

The bench was hearing an application filed by the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL), seeking direction to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to constitute a tree authority committee expeditiously.
MMRCL’s proposal for tree-cutting for the Metro car shed at Aarey Colony has been upheld from July 2017 for want of a duly constituted tree authority.(HT Photo)
MMRCL’s proposal for tree-cutting for the Metro car shed at Aarey Colony has been upheld from July 2017 for want of a duly constituted tree authority.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 03, 2019 06:51 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Kalbadevi resident complains to Mumbai Metro against high-intensity lights

The campaign against light pollution in the city got a boost in November, after the Mumbai city collector ordered Wilson Gymkhana on Marine Drive to remove its floodlights, in a first such action.
Mumbai Metro work in progress at Kalbadevi.(HT Photo)
Mumbai Metro work in progress at Kalbadevi.(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 25, 2019 02:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByBadri Chatterjee

Supreme Court permits MMRCL to continue Metro work under Parsi temples in Mumbai’s Kalbadevi

Rejecting the demand of the four Parsi petitioners to stop construction work of the Mumbai underground metro on religious grounds, the Supreme Court said, “Two high priest of your community have said that construction will not impact on the fire temple... the MMRCL is maintaining distance from the wells...which could be contaminated.”
Metro construction activity being carried out at unit 19 Aarey for metro III (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ)in Aarey in Mumbai in September. The Supreme Court of India on Monday allowed the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) to go ahead with the tunneling/construction work.(HT File Photo)
Metro construction activity being carried out at unit 19 Aarey for metro III (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ)in Aarey in Mumbai in September. The Supreme Court of India on Monday allowed the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) to go ahead with the tunneling/construction work.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 11, 2018 01:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAshok Bagriya

South Mumbai residents raise voice as they fear night’s Metro noise

Locals, experts say they don’t expect noise levels to stay within permissible limit
Metro-3 work in progress at Girgaum in Mumbai on August 24, 2018.(ANSHUMAN POYREKAR/HT PHOTO)
Metro-3 work in progress at Girgaum in Mumbai on August 24, 2018.(ANSHUMAN POYREKAR/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 25, 2018 12:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Work at Aarey Milk Colony in Mumbai defies courts, says NGO; Metro body refutes charges

“We are not carrying out any activities at Aarey that are stayed by court,” said an MMRCL spokesperson.
This pic was part of NGO’s legal notice sent to MMRCL.
This pic was part of NGO’s legal notice sent to MMRCL.
Updated on Aug 17, 2018 12:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

‘Noise at Metro sites in south Mumbai exceeds safe levels, MMRCL to blame’

NEERI report to Bombay high court says rail corporation didn’t stick to its initial plan of installing noise barriers, using sound mufflers
Metro-3 work in progress in south Mumbai.(HT FILE)
Metro-3 work in progress in south Mumbai.(HT FILE)
Updated on Aug 23, 2018 08:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKanchan Chaudhari

Aarey shed for Metro-3 stays off track in Mumbai

Supreme Court refuses to lift green body’s stay on car shed work, refers case back to Delhi NGT
Metro-3 work on at Aarey in Mumbai.(HT FILE)
Metro-3 work on at Aarey in Mumbai.(HT FILE)
Published on Aug 07, 2018 12:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Bombay HC stops Metro 3 work, respite for 2 Parsi fire temples

The court temporarily stopped Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation from tunneling or excavating areas beneath the two Atash Behrams in south Mumbai; has appointed panel to study impact of work.
Wadiaji Atash Behram at Princess Street.(HT File Photo)
Wadiaji Atash Behram at Princess Street.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 26, 2018 12:17 PM IST
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After high court’s advice, Mumbai Metro authority agrees to appoint experts to examine ‘damage’ to 2 Parsi temples

After being told by the Bombay high court on Tuesday, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) has agreed to appoint independent experts to examine possible damage to two Parsi temples caused owing to excavation and tunnelling for Metro-3 in south Mumbai.
The temples are in south Mumbai.
The temples are in south Mumbai.
Published on Jul 25, 2018 01:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKanchan Chaudhri, Mumbai

NGT refuses to vacate stay on metro-3 shed work at Aarey in Mumbai

NGT bench of Justice SP Wangdi and expert member Dr Nagin Nanda posted the matter for hearing on August 6.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT), western bench, has refused to lift its status-quo order on any construction, tree felling and debris dumping for the proposed Metro-3 shed at Aarey Colony.(HT PHOTO)
The National Green Tribunal (NGT), western bench, has refused to lift its status-quo order on any construction, tree felling and debris dumping for the proposed Metro-3 shed at Aarey Colony.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 12, 2018 12:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Try to save every tree uprooted for Mumbai Metro-3, Bombay HC tells MMRCL

The directive came after MMRCL advocate Kiran Bagalia pointed out that 100% survival of transplanted trees is impossible.
(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)
(HT File Photo/Used for representational purpose)
Updated on Jul 06, 2018 03:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

241 pumps to be used at Metro sites across Mumbai to prevent flooding this monsoon

Along with 241 dewatering pumps from MMRCL, the total number of pumps that will be working this monsoon will be 436.
For better coordination with BMC during monsoon, both the agencies have also announced to assign nodal officers.(HT File)
For better coordination with BMC during monsoon, both the agencies have also announced to assign nodal officers.(HT File)
Updated on May 24, 2018 11:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Aarey: Now a forest, now not a forest

It has been the site of a pitched battle between state and citizens since the former proposed a 30-hectare car shed for Metro III in November 2014.
The state government proposed a 30-hectare car shed for Metro III at Aarey Milk Colony area in November 2014(HT file photo)
The state government proposed a 30-hectare car shed for Metro III at Aarey Milk Colony area in November 2014(HT file photo)
Updated on May 17, 2018 12:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySmruti Koppikar

Green tribunal halts debris dumping, cutting of trees in Mumbai’s Aarey Colony for Metro

At a hearing in New Delhi, the NGT upheld the order issued by the tribunal’s Pune bench in August 2015, saying it cannot be breached.
Work in progress at the 30-hectare plot in Aarey Colony.(Zory Bathena)
Work in progress at the 30-hectare plot in Aarey Colony.(Zory Bathena)
Updated on May 15, 2018 10:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByBadri Chatterjee, Mumbai

Won’t start any Metro-2B work in Andheri now: MMRCL to Bombay HC

The association approached the HC objecting to the proposed corridor that will run along SV Road between Vile Parle and Bandra.
The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) on Wednesday assured the Bombay high court that it will not start any work relating to Metro-2B line at ESIC Nagar in Andheri (West).(HT File (Representational Image))
The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) on Wednesday assured the Bombay high court that it will not start any work relating to Metro-2B line at ESIC Nagar in Andheri (West).(HT File (Representational Image))
Updated on May 03, 2018 11:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByKanchan Chaudhary

Mumbai Metro work shuts civic body’s online services; officials yet to repair damaged cable

The cable was damaged on Friday.
Published on Apr 18, 2018 12:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByEeshanpriya M S, Mumbai
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