SC directs Maharashtra to not cut trees for Metro project

The Supreme Court has asked the Maharashtra government and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to not proceed with cutting of trees for the Metro project in Mumbai till the Bombay High Court decision on a plea filed by an activist against tree felling.

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A bench, headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde and comprising Justices SA Nazeer and Sanjiv Khanna, returned to the high court appeal by Rohit Joshi challenging an earlier HC order.

Joshi, who is a resident of Thane area, had filed a plea to challenge Bombay High Court’s order on November 25 vacating the

stay on the felling of trees for the Metro Line 4 (Wadala to Kasarvadali via Thane) project to be constructed by the MMRDA.

The HC had vacated the stay in October which was passed by a different Bench in October. However, in November ruling, it had observed that the public projects can

The high court had vacated the stay passed by a different Bench in October. However, in November ruling, the HC had observed that public projects cannot be stalled.

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