Aarey metro Car Shed issue is turning out to be another case of NGO mafia trying to halt critical projects in India with the help of uninformed citizens
To begin with , Line 3 of the Mumbai Metro is a 33.5 km long underground metro connecting Colaba and SEEPZ,
This line is the most critical line of the Metro as it connects 6 prominent business districts (Cuffe-Parade ,Nariman Point,Ballard Estate,Lower Parel area ,BKC ,SEEPZ), 2 train terminus (CSMT, Mumbai Central) & 2 terminals of Airport.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park is spread over 11,687 hectares. Aarey Colony is SEPARATE from it and is 1287 hectares.
Only 2 percent of the entire Aarey Colony would be used for the metro shed.
83% of this carshed area is already without tree cover.
Aarey is not a forest, it is a dairy and grazing land. National Green Tribunal and Bombay High Court have rejected the activists claim of Aarey being forest. That’s why the name -Aarey ‘Milk’ Colony.
Now many alternate sites like BKC ,Kalina University, Backbay Reclamation, have been considered but rejected on grounds of inadequate land area ........
The Kanjurmarg land which activists claim as an alternative is not only in a title dispute between 2 parties but also more than 10 kms from the line ! Carsheds are never built 10 km away from the line.
has been done & Supreme Court has upheld the carshed being built at Aarey.
Everyday on an average 10 people die while travelling on the suburban railway network.
This is in addition to those dying in road accidents.
Thus, overall this project will have a positive impact on environment as well as on Mumbaikar’s lives
Of these 11,198.33 crores have already been invested, 61% of tunelling work, 40% station work completed and 10 system contracts awarded.
A day’s delay in this project would cost ₹4.3 crores.
Maharashtra has seen an increase from 43,843 sq km in 1995 to 50,692 sq km in 2017 ie 15.59% in 22 years.
No NGO mafia will tell you this.
Bollymorons who travel in diesel guzzling SUVs, private jets are suddenly pretending to care for environment.