Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | Last Update : 06:06 PM IST

  Metros   Mumbai  09 Jun 2017  Three firms shortlisted for construction of Metro car depot

Three firms shortlisted for construction of Metro car depot

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jun 9, 2017, 2:35 am IST
Updated : Jun 9, 2017, 2:35 am IST

MMRC has also maintained that it is very well on track.

It says there is no stay order by any court on the work.
 It says there is no stay order by any court on the work.

Mumbai: The MMRC has said that it has shortlisted three contractors for the construction of Metro-3 car depot and that it will ultimately be the urban development department’s responsibility to decide the fate of the depot. This has come despite the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) improvement committee rejecting the proposal to reserve 33 hectres in Aarey Colony for the Colaba-BKC-Seepz Metro-3 underground corridor.

The MMRC has also maintained that it is very well on track and that there is no stay order by any court for constructing car depot inside Aarey Colony. Earlier, on Wednesday, the BMC rejected the proposal to change the reservation of 33 hectares of Aarey Colony land, which falls under Non-Development Zone (NDZ).

 

The issue of constructing car depot inside Aarey Colony is said to be a direct fight between chief minister Devendra Fadnavis headed urban development department and the Shiv Sena controlled BMC.

An MMRC official, said, “Ultimately it will be the prerogative of the state government, which is the urban development department, to decide whether the car depot should be constructed inside Aarey Colony. The BMC’s improvement committee was just asked for its comments on the same and it is not the final authority.”

Last month too, when the proposal for change of reservation was tabled before the BMC improvements committee for its approval, all parties barring the BJP had vehemently opposed the proposal, citing the loss of green cover.

 

Controversial project

  • The project has been mired in controversy with the environmentalists approaching the National Green Tribunal (NGT) citing that construction of metro car depot inside Aarey Colony will harm the wildlife and environment in the region.
  • Shiv Sena has been registering their protests for providing land to the metro project, citing large-scale cutting of trees. The MMRCL has sought permission from the BMC to cut 3,891 trees along the project’s alignment.

Tags: mmrc, metro-3, aarey colony
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)