The Bombay Excessive Court docket on Saturday refused to grant keep on chopping of timber in Mumbai’s outstanding inexperienced lung, Aarey Colony, to make method for a metro automotive shed.
A few inexperienced activists moved a contemporary utility on Saturday looking for keep on the Mumbai Metro Rail Company Ltd (MMRCL’s) motion of chopping 2656 timber within the space, a day after the HC dismissed 4 petitions filed by NGOs and activists difficult the choice of Tree Authority of the Mumbai civic physique permitting felling of timber.
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The motion of MMRCL, which started chopping timber late Friday night time, has met up with stiff resistance from inexperienced activists who’ve been protesting on the Aarey Colony.
The activists, of their utility, sought keep on the MMRCL motion for every week in order that they might method the Supreme Court docket towards the excessive court docket’s order.
The appliance was taken up for pressing listening to by Justices S C Dharmadhikari and A K Menon.
After transient arguments, the bench refused to grant the keep and disposed of their utility.