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#Aarey facts #Activists don’t tell us

Environmental Impact Assessment (#EIA) report of having @MumbaiMetro3 carshed in #Aarey was prepared not by #MMRCL or any govt agencies but by a neutral #Japanese agency - #JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)?

#AareyAikaNa
#Aarey Facts we don’t know 2

In Oct 2018, #MumbaiHC accepted govt’s argument that the #Aarey land will not be used for ANY #commercial project and a monitoring and supervising mechanism would be in place to ensure that the #conditions imposed on the MMRCL are met

#AareyAikaNa
#Aarey Facts we don’t know 3

Only #2 % of #Aarey land is used for #Metro

There are no #Adivasi padas nor #wildlife per se in the 30-hectare area, which is bound on 3 sides by major roads-
Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Rd
Marol-Maroshi road &
Goregaon-Mulund Link Road

#AareyAikaNa
#Aarey Facts we don’t know 4

The carshed area doesn’t include the #MithiRiver flood plain

The #flooding of Mumbai or #2005floods aren’t connected to #Aarey

#AareyAikaNa
#Aarey Facts we don’t know 4 contd..

#MCGM Comm shows that there are 3 drains that which carry water from the nearby area

These drains pass through this land & will be channelised

The level of these drains is certainly not below that of the #Mithi River

#AareyAikaNa
#Aarey Facts we don’t know 5

Why not shift the car shed to #Kanjurmarg plot nearby?

The 41 ha Kanjurmarg plot has been under #litigation since 1997 and the #BombayHC has #stayed any activity there

#AareyAikaNa
#Aarey Facts we don’t know 5 contd...

The govt pleaded with #BombayHC to #revoke the stay only for the 41 hectares for the metro

HC asked the #MMRCL to pay ₹ 2,600 crore, value of the land

That much money was not available with MMRCL

#AareyAikaNa
#Aarey Facts we don’t know 5 contd...

Plus, the project is #ongoing

The project is a part of many #international contracts

they have parallel working channels

their parallel execution is on and all have to converge so that the project can be #commissioned

#AareyAikaNa
#Aarey Facts we don’t know 6

The 2646 trees cut will be to #transplanted; but this is not always successful & many die ; that’s why #MMRCL will plant 6 trees for every tree cut in #Aarey

They have even signed a #MoU with the #SGNP for planting 23,846 trees

#AareyAikaNa
#Aarey Facts we don’t know 7

Only #2 % of #Aarey land is used for #Metro

Only #0.6 % of total trees of Aarey will be cut

#Aarey is only a #Grazing land, not a #forest

The #treeCover in Aarey exists in only 17 % of the land

#AareyAikaNa
#Aarey Facts we don’t know 8

Just 7 days of #Metro operation will cut an amount of CO2 = to that absorbed by 2,646 trees in a #single yr

#UN Framework for Climate Change (#UNFCC) says that 2.61 metric tonnes of CO2 will be reduced once #Metro3 will be operational

#AareyAikaNa
#Aarey Facts we don’t know 9

About #75lakh people travel in #Mumbai #local trains each day, with #650commuters dying by falling off trains every yr

The fully AC metro cars will ferry 13.9 lakh daily, easing the load on the world's most densely #congested network

#AareyAikaNa
#Aarey Facts we don’t know 10

#Metro & #pollution have a reverse relationship

10- yr calculation shows that the network will take #4.3lakhVehicles off the roads every day

Also, 2.43 lakh litre of fuel will not burn ( thus saving environ as well as #Forex)

#AareyAikaNa
#Aarey Facts activists don’t tell us 11

Activists point to an #IITB study that says that metro will release 3 times more CO2

What they forget to add is that it’s at the SOURCE of generating electricity (as we use coal-burning to generate it) & not in Mumbai

#AareyAikaNa
#Aarey Facts 11 cotd..

What activists also forget to tell is that #IITB study says-

once the whole Metro network is developed, there will be more CO2 reduction from the Metro

Also, other #Vehicular emissions like carbon monoxide, etc & #particulate matter will be avoided
#Aarey facts activists won’t tell us 12

#Metro will be #worldclass

platforms will level with Metro train's entrance
no chance of #accidents
those who have boarded will not be able to alight
there will be CCTV cameras, lifts, escalators, facilities for #Divyangs

#AareyAikaNa
#Aarey facts activists won’t tell us 13

#Metro project costs Rs 23,000 crore

Each day of #delay would lead to a #loss of Rs 4.23 crore & adds to loss of life of #Mumbaikars falling off running trains

If #carshed gets delayed, the entire system will be delayed

#AareyAikaNa
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