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SC clarifies Aarey Colony Metro shed project status

SC clarifies Aarey Colony Metro shed project status
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Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who has appeared on behalf of the BMC, assured that no further cutting of trees has taken place in Aarey colony.

On Monday, the Supreme Court (SC), a special bench which was comprised of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta examined the entire episode and had sought a status report with pictures on plantation, transplantation, and felling of trees in the Aarey Colony area of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who has appeared on behalf of the BMC, assured that no further cutting of trees has taken place in Aarey colony.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi has said that "There are no building projects, these are absolutely false allegations. The only project is that of Metro car shed."

The SC bench after hearing the arguments of the legal representatives had emphasized that there is no stay on the metro project and the stay order is only limited due to the felling of trees in Aarey colony.

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