Kanjurmarg plot to be used for Mumbai’s Metro-VI Project


By Accommodation Times Bureau

The 41-hectare Kanjurmarg salt pan land, which was first identified for the Colaba-SEEPZ Metro-III car shed, will now be used for Metro-VI. This elevated metro line is from Swami Samarth Nagar (Lokhandwala, Andheri West) via Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road to Kanjurmarg. While activists were keen the Metro-III car shed be shifted to Kanjurmarg to save Aarey’s green cover, it will remain at Aarey.

In 2015, facing power-packed protests from the public, against the construction of a metro car shed at Aarey, the state government had built up a committee to look for alternative sites for a metro car shed. “The committee’s first choice was Kanjurmarg,” said metropolitan commissioner UPS Madan.

The 41-hectares, though not disputed, is part of a single survey number comprising 200 hectares which is disputed and there is a order of the Bombay High Court to maintain status quo since 1997.

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