MMRDA wants to hear people's views on Metro-9 car shed

2022-06-03 23:22:30 By : Mr. Tom Yang

Updated on: 01 June,2022 07:52 AM IST  |  Mumbai Ranjeet Jadhav |

The public consultation will be held on June 7 in Mira Bhayandar; development authority is currently preparing for the social impact assessment report and environment impact assessment

The land in Rai gaon which has been notified for the proposed car shed for Metro-9. File pic

AMID ongoing issues over the car shed for Dahisar to Mira Bhayandar Metro-9, the MMRDA is set to hold a public consultation in the first week of June to obtain views and suggestions from people. The authority is currently preparing for the social impact assessment report and environment impact assessment for the same.

An official from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority said, “The MMRDA is carrying out preparation of social impact assessment report and environment impact assessment. MMRDA desires to hold public consultation with various stakeholders and the public at large to share details about the project and obtain their views and suggestions. A public consultation meeting on environmental and social aspects of the project is scheduled on June 7 (10 am to 1 pm) at Nagar Bhavan hall, Chandmal Nagar, Mira Bhayandar. All persons including NGOs, academicians who have interest in this project are invited to attend and participate in this consultation.”

MMRDA is working at a fast pace on its Dahisar East to Mira Bhayandar Metro line and needs around 100 acres of land to construct the car depot. Land in three villages—Rai gaon, Morve and Murdha—under the jurisdiction of the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation has been identified for the same. 

The villagers, however, are against it and claim that the land, which the government plans to use for the car shed, is cultivated by farmers for paddy crop. According to the locals, around 329 farmers are getting affected due to the proposed car depot while another 547 structures are coming in the Right of Way  of the alignment. 

The villagers, in a recent letter to state Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde, have suggested that the car shed be constructed on government land at Khopra-Uttan near Gorai Pagoda. They said the huge parcel of land there can be used to construct car depots of other Metro lines which are yet to find any land for the same as well.

10 am-1 pm Time of the public consultation meeting