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Can cut trees for BKC metro: Bombay HC

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jun 14, 2017, 2:38 am IST
Updated : Jun 14, 2017, 2:38 am IST

MMRCL told the high court that it will give an undertaking that it has obtained all the necessary permissions.

Bombay HIgh Court
 Bombay HIgh Court

Mumbai: The Bombay HC has given permission to the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) to cut down mangroves for the construction of underground metro station at  the Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC).

The MMRCL told the high court that it will give an undertaking that it has obtained all the necessary permissions from the authorities according to environment protection laws and is ready to replant trees.

 

A division bench of Justice V.M. Kanade and Justice M.S. Sonak was hearing notice of motion filed by MMRCL, which sought permission for cutting mangroves
for construction of underground metro stations in BKC. The court noted that the MMRCL considered all  aspects of tree cutting and how to avoid it at the planning stage itself.

“We have taken permission from Central environment and forest department to use BKC land for non-forest activity and we will replant 4,400 trees at Koparkhairane,” advocate Jitendra Patil, who is consultant to MMRCL on environmental issues, told The Asian Age.

Tags: mmrcl, mangroves
Location: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai (Bombay)