Javadekar cites Delhi to defend govt action
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.