Thu, 24 Sep 2020

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 6 (ANI): Bombay High Court has allowed Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to carry out construction for Metro Line 4 in a mangrove buffer zone with certain restrictions and conditions.

"Authority (MMRDA) has approached this court by way of the present Writ Petition, seeking permission to execute the construction of work, set out hereunder, related to the Metro Line-4, which connects Wadala-Ghatkopar-Mulund-Thane-Kasarwadawali," the order read.

The need to construct and expedite the implementation of the Metro Railway network in Mumbai and Mumbai Metropolitan Region is explained in the Writ Petition as follows--In the MMR region, the public transportation systems being, the Mumbai Suburban Railway Network, the BEST and other State Corporation-run bus services, limited ferry services, and limited Monorail services and the already implemented Mumbai Metro Rail Line-1, are overburdened and overcrowded, and the road network is severely congested, the order further read. (ANI)

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