Aarey shed for Metro-3 stays off track in Mumbai

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday refused to lift the National Green Tribunal’s (NGT) stay to allow the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) to restart the construction of Metro-3 car shed at Aarey Milk Colony in Goregaon.

In June 2015, environment groups Vanashakti and Aarey Conservation Group (ACG) filed a petition with NGT’s western bench in Pune, seeking protection for the area as a forest and demanding the car shed be shifted. On May 14, Delhi NGT upheld an August 2015 order by Pune NGT that called for a stay on construction and restrained the MMRCL from carrying out any debris dumping, reclamation of land and cutting of trees in the area allotted (30 hectares) for the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ Metro car shed until further orders.