Metro depot at Aarey: Intervention application copies MMRC stand, says NGT

Dec 23, 2015, 01:10 IST | Ranjeet Jadhav

The National Green Tribunal which is a hearing a plea filed by the NGO Vanashakti regarding the proposed Metro car depot site at Aarey Milk colony on Tuesday stated that the intervention application filed by one of the citizens group favouring car depot in Aarey Milk colony has mentioned the same point in the application, practically copying the stand of MMRC. The police have also been asked to take action against those responsible for the forest fires inside Aarey colony.

The order copy states, “The intervention application is practically copying the stand of MMRC. Under the circumstances, we reject the request of the intervener to intervene in the matter, though we have given brief time to argue the matter for about 15 minutes and put a short written submission to the intervener."

It should be noted that the committee appointed by the tribunal for mapping of the trees as per order dated August 19th, 2015 has submitted the report and the same is to be treated as part of record thereof. Police, in case any FIR is filed about incidences of fire in Aarey Colony, shall immediately take action hereafter to locate the culprit and bring them to book.

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