NOW, SOME MUMBAIKARS STAND UP FOR THE PROJECT

The Free Press Journal - - MUMBAI -

For the first time in the last few months, a group of Mumbaikars have come for­ward in sup­port of the con­tro­ver­sial Metro III line. Th­ese ci­ti­zens from Co­laba, Mahim and other ar­eas have ap­proached the Bom­bay High Court seek­ing in­ter­ven­tion in an on­go­ing lit­i­ga­tion due to which the HC has stalled the an­cil­lary and drilling work at night.

Th­ese ci­ti­zens are likely to draft a pe­ti­tion and move the bench headed by Chief Jus­tice Man­jula Chel­lur on Fri­day. They seek to in­ter­vene in the pe­ti­tion filed by ad­vo­cate Robin Jais­ing­hani claim­ing that the Metro author­ity has been breach­ing the Noise Pol­lu­tion Rules, 2000, by work­ing in the night hours.

It may be re­called that CJ Chel­lur had in Au­gust stayed the work. How­ever, on Thurs­day, Ad­vo­cate Gen­eral Ashutosh Kumbhkoni in­formed the judges that cer­tain heavy ve­hi­cles are re­quired for drilling ac­tiv­i­ties. He also said that th­ese ve­hi­cles can only be brought in the night. Post­ing the mat­ter for fur­ther hear­ing on Fri­day, the judges have asked the Metro author­ity to spell in an af­fi­davit its sched­ule as to what time it pro­poses to work dur­ing the night hours.

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