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Metro firm MMRC begins planting 20,900 trees in Mumbai's SGNP

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Metro Rail Corporation, the nodal agency implementing the underground Colaba-Bandra-Metro 3 Line, today started its tree plantation drive in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park here.

The firm, in a release issued today, stated that it would plant 20,900 trees during this monsoon, in association with SGNP authorities, and would maintain them for a period of seven years.

The release informed that 10,450 of these trees were being planted as part of a compensatory plantation, for the trees being felled during the Metro construction, while the rest could comprise its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity.

from Mumbai's North Central constituency, Poonam Mahajan, inaugurated the drive along with MMRC managing

The MMRC, a joint venture of the and the Centre, added that it would use 19 hectares of land allocated by the SGNP authorities for the plantation drive.

Following the inauguration of the drive, Mahajan tweeted, "Day began with a blessed morning! After two years of persistent efforts, 20,900 trees were planted at the degraded land of Goregaon, Dindoshi in #SGNP. An encroached place then will now be converted into a beautiful forest soon. When you take care of nature, you take care of future."

The thanked MMRC for the initiative and added that it would boost greenery in the area.

MMRC MD Bhide said, "The SGNP not only offered the land for plantation but is executing it in a systematic manner. We aren't just financially supporting them but will also make sure that the entire tree plantation is done with utmost precaution, care and under the guidance of experts."


Chief of Forests and of SGNP, and (Projects) of MMRC, S K Gupta, among others, were present during the tree plantation inauguration.

The MMRC, earlier on July 10, had said that 5.1 kilometres of tunnelling of the 33.5 km long underground metro route had been completed.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 18:20 IST
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