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Metro-3 project’s environment assessment report misleading

Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray alleged that the environment assessment report provides misleading information about Aarey milk colony, where a car shed of the city’s Metro-3 project is proposed to be set up.

The construction of the car shed at the Aarey colony in suburban Goregaon would pose a threat to the areas biodiversity, he further said.

A car depot of the Metro-3 Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ corridor is proposed at the Aarey milk colony.

The Shiv Sena had earlier objected to the hacking of 2,298 trees in Aarey colony to make way for the car shed for the Metro line.

“We are not against the Metro (project) as I personally travel by it at times. But, officers have mislead the chief minister by stating that only mice are found in the area of Aarey milk colony,” Thackeray alleged.

“The environment impact assessment report has mentioned that only mice are found in this identified area. The fact is that other animals, including leopards, are found over there. Hence, we are objecting to the location of the (proposed) car shed site here as it would end in large scale tree cutting and threat to the biodiversity,” Thackeray said.

He was speaking after attending a tree plantation drive today at the Aarey milk colony.

“The BMC has also omitted the car shed from its development plan, which was recently finalised and now the proposal is with the chief minister. Even other parties have opposed it,” Thackeray said.

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