Don't cut Aarey trees for now, Supreme Court tells Mumbai Metro

Various tribal communities along with Save Aarey activists and local Mumbaikars participate in a protest against the decision passed by the State Government to cut down 2,700 trees for proposed Metro Car shed, in Mumbai.Photo)(

  • The Supreme Court on Monday restrained authorities from cutting anymore trees in Mumbai's Aarey to set up a Metro car shed.
  • "Don't cut anything now," the bench said.
  • The felling of trees is being opposed by green activists and local residents.
The Supreme Court on Monday restrained authorities from cutting anymore trees in Mumbai's Aarey to set up a Metro car shed.

A special bench comprising justices Arun Mishra and Ashok Bhushan said it will have to examine the entire thing and posted the matter for hearing on October 21 before its forest bench.

"Don't cut anything now," the bench said.

The felling of trees is being opposed by green activists and local residents.

The apex court decided on Sunday to register as PIL a letter addressed to Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi by law student Rishav Ranjan seeking a stay on the cutting of trees.

A notice was posted on the Supreme Court website about holding the urgent hearing.
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