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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Aarey Milk Colony


Aaditya asks forest dept to stop wall construction at Aarey zoo site

October 17, 2020 6:52 am

The Forest department, in a government resolution (GR) on October 9 last year, had approved a grant of Rs 60 lakh for the conservation wall of the zoo. The work order was issued in March before the lockdown came into force.

328.9 hectare in Aarey declared as reserve forest

October 09, 2020 11:15 am

The original proposal was for over 600 acres or 242 hectares. Last month, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had announced that a 600-acre land parcel in the over 3,000-acre Aarey Milk Colony near Sanjay Gandhi National Park would be reserved as a forest

Over 800 acres in Aarey Milk Colony likely to be declared as reserve forest

September 23, 2020 12:42 am

The area of the reserved forest excludes the land on which the controversial car shed for the 33.5-km-long underground Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro Line 1 corridor is to come up.

Explained: Why has Uddhav Thackeray decided to create a reserved forest inside Mumbai?

September 06, 2020 6:58 am

Ahead of the Assembly elections, the Shiv Sena had sided with those opposing the construction of a Metro car shed at Aarey. The party would like to retain that constituency, even as it braces for a blowback in case the construction resumes.

How tribal residents of Mumbai’s Aarey Milk Colony built a cuisine around what the forest provides

October 20, 2019 4:40 am

On the slopes near Devicha Pada, a hamlet named after the temple of a local goddess, grows a vine of karande, an aerial yam which is native to the region.

Trees should be considered from Day Zero of project planning stage, not construction stage: Vaibhav Raje

October 07, 2019 9:46 am

Vaibhav Raje, the only arborist in the city with a qualification from the International Society of Arboriculture in the US, and on contract with Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) till August this year, tells The Indian Express that development projects should incorporate as many high-value trees as possible within the site from the design stage

Due application of mind while approving cutting, removal of trees, says BMC

October 02, 2019 3:43 am

According to the PIL, the resolution dated August 29, passed by the Tree Authority, for the removal of trees is a “brazen breach” of a High Court order passed in July.

Metro carshed at Aarey: Civic chief observed project needed nod before model code kicked in, says petitioner

October 01, 2019 3:25 am

The court was hearing a PIL filed by activist Zoru Bhathena, challenging the decision of the Tree Authority to cut 2,646 trees, which said the resolution dated August 29 is a “brazen breach” of a High Court order passed in July.

Metro carshed in Aarey Milk Colony: Activist questions BMC's estimate of land compensation

September 06, 2019 3:01 pm

Activist Zoru Bhathena said the report of a Technical Committee formed by the state government to find an alternative space for the proposed Metro carshed shows that shifting the project Kanjurmarg will cost Rs 750 crore.

At Mumbai's Aarey Colony: 1,500 students, six buses running at thrice their capacity

July 12, 2019 12:32 pm

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) pays a monthly tariff per child to BEST. The bus service started in 2013-14 after stray leopard attacks took place while children were on their way home.