"No Status Quo On Construction" Says Lawyer After Top Court's Aarey Order | Read

PUBLISHED ON: October 7, 2019 | Duration: 1 min, 56 sec

  
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Construction work related to the Mumbai Metro can proceed on the 33 hectares of forested land razed in Aarey Colony, a lawyer for the Maharashtra government told NDTV today, shortly after the Supreme Court stayed the felling of more trees till its next hearing on October 21. The top court order states: "... status quo to be maintained... with respect to cutting of trees". "There is no status quo on construction on the 33 hectares of Aarey land that has been cleared," Nishant Katneshwarkar, the Maharashtra government lawyer, said. The construction being referred to is a car shed for Metro Line 3. In addition, the building of a Metro Bhavan is also underway in Aarey. Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) may also ask for a further 30,000 square feet of land for Metro Line 6.
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