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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,
with 26 underground and 1 at grade station.

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.
Many are confused between Sanjay Gandhi National Park & Aarey.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park is spread over 11,687 hectares. Aarey Colony is SEPARATE from it and is 1287 hectares.
Metro shed will be built only on 30 hectares of Aarey Land & in those 30 hectares, 5 would be kept absolutely intact and 25 be used for crashed

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.
Talking in terms of trees, as per 2017-18, Mumbai has approximately 29.75 lakh trees and in Aarey Milk Colony has approximately 4.8 lakh trees, the metro carshed area has 3691 trees out of which 461 trees will be transplanted and 2185 trees cut while the rest wont be touched.
But to compensate for, 6 times more new trees are to be planted & geotagged

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.
The metro 3 line is definitely going to be extremely busy and thus would need a carshed capable of catering to 8 car trains.

Now many alternate sites like BKC ,Kalina University, Backbay Reclamation, have been considered but rejected on grounds of inadequate land area ........
technical suitability, legal/ownership constraints.

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.
Also Environment Impact assessment study report
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.
This line alone has the potential to take lakhs of vehicular trips off the road reducing their emissions. Also, alongwith other metro lines, will reduce crowding in local trains

Thus, overall this project will have a positive impact on environment as well as on Mumbaikar’s lives
Delay in this line has already increased costs from 23,000 crores to 30,000 crores.

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.
Now letme tell you a fact -
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.
These celebrities have a much higher carbon footprint lifestyle than common Mumbaikars.

Do not fall for these hypocrites’ propaganda

Stalling of Line 3 metro work would have a huge negative impact on several other infra projects.
Do not allow this
Cc @dhaval241086 @muglikar_
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