Javadekar cites Delhi to de­fend govt ac­tion

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en­vi­ron­ment min­is­ter Prakash Javadekar has de­fended Ma­ha­rash­tra gov­ern­ment’s ac­tion to fell trees in Aarey for­est, say­ing de­spite op­po­si­tion from res­i­dents, the Metro Rail shed will come up in the area. Point­ing out that such protests had raged ear­lier too when a sim­i­lar step had to be taken for the sake of the Delhi Metro pro­ject, he told re­porter­son Satur­day, “Even­tu­ally, the na­tional cap­i­tal got not just a good public trans­port sys­tem, but also in­creased its for­est cover.”

of peace­ful pro­test­ers and cit­i­zens. Who is au­tho­ris­ing this? dur­ing the code of con­duct? all these pow­ers handed to MMRC (Mum­bai Metro Rail Cor­po­ra­tion)?” he asked.

“The vigour with which the Mum­bai Metro 3 is slyly and swiftly cut­ting down an ecosys­tem in Aarey is shame­ful and dis­gust­ing. How about post­ing these of­fi­cials in POK giv­ing them charge to de­stroy ter­ror camps rather than trees,” Aa­ditya added.

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