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HC allows MSRDC to cut mangroves for Versova-Bandra Sea Link

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Friday permitted the State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) to cut around 2.99 hectares of mangroves for the construction of the Versova-Sea Link project.

The 9.89-km long proposed sea link project would connect with Versova in western

A division bench headed by Justice B R Gavai directed the corporation to obtain clearances from all authorities concerned, like the Coastal Regulation Zone authority, forest department and others, and file an affidavit within a week with all the permissions.

The bench was hearing a petition filed by MSRDC, seeking permission to cut mangroves to carry out the project.

MSRDC counsels and said the proposed sea link project is of great public importance, which would reduce congestion on the and the Western Line of the Suburban Railway.

"The project would develop an alternative environment-friendly public transportation system, which would consequently ease the traffic conditions and improve the environmental situation," the petition said.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 20:15 IST