Mumbai: Metro III plan will not change, says MMRC chairman


By Ranjeet Jadhav

Despite growing opposition to the Metro Line III from both project affected people and environmentalists who are demanding that its alignment be changed, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) chairman Ashwini Bhide made it clear yesterday that it is no longer possible to make any changes to the plans at this juncture.

Hundreds joined the fight to save 2,298 trees in Aarey Colony that will make way for the Metro yard site. The strong opposition to the plan prompted the CM to instate a special panel to search for alternative sites for the car depot. File pic

Metro III has met with resistance from several quarters, most notably from environmentalists who objected to plans to axe 2,298 trees in Aarey Colony to build the car depot there, as well as south Mumbai residents who fear that it will gobble up open spaces, apart from displacing many from their homes. More info