With plea and protests, Save Aarey campaign gathers momentumhttps://indianexpress.com/photos/india-news/with-plea-and-protests-save-aarey-campaign-gains-more-momentum-5982284/

With plea and protests, Save Aarey campaign gathers momentum

Apart from the car shed for Metro line 3, a part of the Aarey Milk Colony -- which adjoins Sanjay Gandhi National Park -- will also be used to create Metro Bhavan, the nerve-centre for the 337-km network which is under construction.

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As widespread protests by civil society continue against Maharashtra government's nod for felling around 2,700 trees in Aarey Milk Colony area for Mumbai Metro, the standoff between the state government and environment activists continues. In pic: The Save Aarey movement had organised a human chain at Marine Drive. (Express photo by Prashant Nadkar)

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Since last weekend, there have been protests in the city after the Mumbai civic body's Tree Authority gave nod to cull 2,700 trees in Aarey Milk Colony in suburban Goregaon to make way for a carshed of one of the metro lines. In pic: A banner for Save Aarey campaign at the Tree Authority’s office at Byculla zoo. (Express photo by Ganesh Shirsekar)

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As per the last known figures from the tree census conducted by Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. Mumbai has 33 lakh trees approximately in the city with 4.84 alone resides in Aarey colony. (Express photo: Amit Chakravarty)

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Around 500 trees will be "replanted" and 3,000 new trees would be planted, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis recently said. (Express photo: Nirmal Harindran)

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Apart from the car shed for Metro line 3, a part of the Aarey Milk Colony -- which adjoins Sanjay Gandhi National Park -- will also be used to create Metro Bhavan, the nerve-centre for the 337-km network which is under construction. (Express photo: Nirmal Harindran)