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Mumbai Metro proceeds with project after cutting 2,141 trees

After chopping 2,141 trees, Mumbai Metro said on Monday that it will honour the Supreme Court order and will not cut any more trees. “Following the decision of Hon’able High Court on 4/10/19 upholding the permission of the Tree Authority the felling of 2,185 trees was undertaken on October 4 and 5, 2019 and as […]

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“Finish removing trees required for project”: Maharashtra Govt lawyer to Supreme Court

No more trees need to be cut at Mumbai’s Aarey forest and those that had to be removed were already cut, the Maharashtra government told the Supreme Court on Monday. The court asked the government to maintain status quo at the site until October 21,  when the case will be taken up by the Forest […]

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Mumbai police impose curfew, detain hundreds of citizens protesting felling of 2500 trees

More than 200 protesters were detained and roads leading to Aarey were blocked by police in Mumbai. The government has imposed Section 144 — a curfew — to ban unlawful assembly in the area. The Bombay HC on Friday gave a nod to authorities to cut down over 2,500 trees for a metro car shed project. […]

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Bombay HC passes order to cut 2,000 trees in Mumbai’s Aarey colony

The Bombay High Court on Friday dismissed all the petitions urging Aarey colony to be declared as a forest. This is a huge setback to activists who were protesting against the move to cut down 2000 trees for building a metro car shed. The court dismissed the petition filed by NGO Vanashakti to declare the […]