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Survey finds wealth of biodiversity in SGNP along GMLR route

These include 190 species of plants (65 trees,111 herbs and 14 shrubs), 233 species of spiders, 285 species of insects, nine amphibians, 24 reptiles, 110 birds and 21 mammal species – including the rare sighting of a mating pair of leopards, and another female leopard with cubs

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Updated on Sep 02, 2023 12:40 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai

Centre clears diversion of mangroves for Borivali - Virar railway expansion

The Union environment ministry's regional empowered committee has approved the diversion of 12.78 hectares of mangrove forests for the expansion of railway services in Mumbai. The proposal, which includes the felling of over 2,000 mangroves, has been awaiting clearance for over a year. The project aims to add a fifth and sixth railway line to the Western Railway to ease congestion. The Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation has been instructed to construct animal underpasses to protect wildlife in the area. The project is still awaiting necessary clearances from the Bombay High Court and the state coastal zone management authority.

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Updated on Aug 31, 2023 12:54 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai

State forms 11-member committee of legislators to rehabilitate 15K slum dwellers of SGNP

The state government of Mumbai has formed an 11-member committee, headed by forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, to expedite the rehabilitation process of 15,000 slum dwellers living in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The committee will identify locations for rehabilitation and assign agencies for the same. The committee is dominated by BJP legislators, with 8 out of 11 members appointed from the party. The government has also appointed one member each from both factions of Shiv Sena. The committee will submit recommendations for the rehabilitation process.

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Updated on Aug 12, 2023 12:46 AM IST
BySaurabha Kulshreshtha

Mungantiwar announces action against DB Realty for delay in rehabilitation scheme in SGNP

The state forest department in Mumbai will recommend cancelling the tender of DB Realty for not implementing a slum rehabilitation scheme in Sanjay Gandhi National Park.

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Updated on Jul 29, 2023 12:38 AM IST
BySaurabha Kulshreshtha

Survey finds 18 highly protected species in alignment of Thane-Borivali twin tunnels

Mumbai: A recently conducted ecological survey has found the presence of 18 highly protected species in the alignment of Thane-Borivali Link Road (TBLR) which involves constructing twin tunnels under the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) for about 10 km

Survey finds 18 highly protected species in alignment of Thane-Borivali twin tunnels
Updated on Jun 24, 2023 12:53 AM IST
ByPrayag Arora-Desai
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