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‘Saplings will replace trees cut for Metro 3’

DNMUM442742 | 9/11/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :463 | Mumbai



As the war over the Metro car depot at Aarey Milk Colony wages on, city tree huggers have something to smile about: The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) will replace each tree cut to make way for the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro line 3. That's over 3,000 trees axed along the 32.5 km-long stretch to start work on the metro line.
"We will restore the trees cut for this project," said Ashwini Bhide, Managing Director, MMRC. "There will be a slight change in the location of the new sapling on that road, depending on the entry/exit points." This is an important decision that could impact the 2,700 trees expected to be cleared in Aarey Milk Colony for the Metro-3 depot.
MMRC has also identified three nurser
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