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  Metros   Mumbai  19 Jan 2018  Floodlights may disrupt city wildlife, say activists

Floodlights may disrupt city wildlife, say activists

THE ASIAN AGE. | SONALI TELANG
Published : Jan 19, 2018, 3:30 am IST
Updated : Jan 19, 2018, 6:46 am IST

The MMRC has maintained that there are no restraining orders by the NGT.

National Green Tribunal. (Photo: PTI)
 National Green Tribunal. (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: The adivasi padas of Aarey Milk colony has alleged that the metro work in the 30 hectares plot proposed for a car shed is going on in full swing. Tribals alleged that the work is also carried out at night for which around 25 floodlights were recently set up in the area. While the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has admitted that work is being carried out at night, activists have claimed that the MMRC is violating the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) restraining order on construction work in Aarey Colony. Moreover, they have also asserted the floodlights may affect the wildlife in the area and its surroundings.

The MMRC has maintained that there are no restraining orders by the NGT. “Floodlights have been set up for construction work during night time. There is no restraining order by NGT on the construction work,” said a senior official from MMRC.

“They are carrying out work in the later hours despite HC’s ban on the work from 10pm – 6am,” said Zoru Bhathena, a Mumbai based activist. MMRC official refuted that the HC order is applied to Cuffe Parade area following the petition by residents there.   

Tags: mumbai metro rail corporation, national green tribunal