The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) said it has distributed 16,000 saplings under its Project Neighbourhood program across 25 locations.
MMRC had faced flak from various green activists for cutting trees to make way for the Colaba-Seepz Metro 3 corridor.
“Project Neighbourhood was introduced to support our vision of protecting Mumbai’s environment. We have distributed over 16,000 saplings to provide the green cover for the city. We plan to distribute 25,000 saplings in the 7 civil packages,” MMRC Managing Director Ashwini Bhide said in a statement.