The Doonger­wadi dilemma

Mid Day - - Daily Dossier -

While the fi­nal ver­dict on Wa­di­aji and An­ju­man Atash Behram Vs MMRCL is still awaited, mes­sages have been float­ing on What­sapp, rais­ing con­cerns about an­other tun­nel, this time part of the Coastal Road project. Draw­ing a par­al­lel with the on­go­ing case, the mes­sage states that the Coastal Road tun­nel is set to go un­der Doonger­wadi or the Tower of Si­lence

(in pic). The mes­sage ap­peals to the Bom­bay Parsi Pun­chayet trustees to raise an ob­jec­tion be­fore con­struc­tion work be­gins. While civic chief Ajoy Me­hta was un­avail­able for com­ment, a se­nior civic of­fi­cial told this di­arist that while the tun­nel will go be­neath a por­tion of Hang­ing Gar­dens at Mal­abar Hill, it is nowhere near the Tower of Si­lence, the rest­ing place of the Par­sis. BPP Chair­man Yezdi De­sai said that he be­lieves that the tun­nel won’t be con­structed un­der the Doonger­wadi while co-trustee Kersi Ran­de­ria said he wasn’t aware of the news cir­cu­lat­ing on What­sapp groups.

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