Members of the Aarey Conservation Group (ACG) met Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar on Monday to discuss their opposition to the construction of the Metro 3 car depot in Aarey Milk Colony. After visiting the transplantation site of Metro 3, he noticed that most of the trees had died. “The death of the trees is murder by the MMRC. They should be charged with murder. An FIR should be filed against them in this regard,” said Mahadeshwar.
Mahadeshwar’s party Shiv Sena has been opposing the construction of the 30-hectare car depot in Aarey Milk Colony. “We are not opposing the Metro or development but only the conversion of the green zone into a depot land. The modification of the draft DP selectively for Aarey makes us wonder if we live in a parliamentary democracy or a dictatorial regime,” he added.