Mumbai: Borivali’s new 4-acre RTO to cost 400 trees in Aarey Milk Colony

The simmering resentment against the creation of infrastructure inside the Aarey Colony is likely to get intense, with the government’ plan to set up a new RTO office along with a test track in the lush green patch. If implemented, the office will come up at the cost of 350 to 400 trees.

According to a transport department proposal, the Borivali Road Transport Office (RTO) needs a bigger plot for operational purposes. They are looking for shed-like structures that will house their offices.

The department plans to lease a 4-acre plot – as big as three football fields – from the Aarey Milk Colony. Once approved, the existing Borivali RTO will shift to Aarey in Goregaon, said officials. The RTO has jurisdiction from Goregaon to Dahisar with vehicles getting registered under MH-47.