Maharashtra authorities might method SC on HC’s Metro automobile shed order: Ajit Pawar

MUMBAI: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Wednesday indicated that the state authorities might method the Supreme Court docket in opposition to the Bombay Excessive Court docket’s order staying Mumbai suburban district collector’s allotment of 102-acre Kanjurmarg salt pan land for Metro automobile shed.

Speaking to reporters right here, Pawar, with out naming the BJP, stated the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities’s determination to shift the automobile depot challenge from Aarey Colony to Kanjurmarg appeared to have “harm lots of people” and that’s the reason the Centre took an “excessive step”.

“Within the Structure and regulation, there’s a provision of constructing an enchantment in opposition to a court docket determination. Therefore, it is going to be considered,” the deputy chief minister stated.

The Bombay HC on Wednesday stayed the order handed by Mumbai suburban district collector allotting 102 acre of salt pan land in Kanjurmarg space right here for the development of an built-in Metro automobile shed.

A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice G S Kulkarni additionally restrained the authorities from finishing up any development work on the stated land.

The Centre and the Shiv Sena-led MVA authorities in Maharashtra are locked in a tussle over possession of the land earmarked by the state for developing the automobile depot which was earlier deliberate at Aarey Colony, a inexperienced belt in suburban Goregaon.

The earlier BJP-led Maharashtra authorities had determined to assemble the automobile shed for the Mumbai Metro line 3 at Aarey Colony, regardless of opposition from environmentalists and activists to the huge tree-cutting for the challenge.

The current Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA authorities, comprising the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, lately took a call to shift the automobile shed from Aarey to Kanjurmarg.

The Union authorities had claimed the complete salt pan land within the space, together with the 102 acres allotted to the Mumbai Metropolitan Area Improvement Authority (MMRDA), belongs to the Centre’s salt division.

The Union authorities had filed a petition within the excessive court docket difficult the October 1, 2020 order handed by the collector allotting the land for development of the automobile shed, and stated the land belongs to its (Centre’s) salt division.

Pawar stated “be it the Centre or the state authorities”, no person ought to lay roadblocks within the improvement works.

“I’ve seen (NCP chief Sharad) Pawar Sahebs 50 to 55 years of political profession. I’m additionally in political subject for the previous 30 years. I by no means convey politics in developmental works, quite we assist,” he added.

Maharashtra Atmosphere Minister Aaditya Thackeray stated he’s ready for the court docket’s detailed order.

He additionally stated the land is essential for the Metro challenge as it would save virtually Rs 5,500 crore of presidency cash.

“Honble HC has granted a keep to Kanjurmarg work. We await the detailed written order to resolve the long run plan of action,” he stated.

“This land is essential for Metro Line 6, 4 and 14, other than 3, as it would save virtually Rs 5500 crores of Govt and be a nodal level for 1 crore residents,” Thackeray tweeted.

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