Updated February 23rd, 2024 at 18:10 IST

Mumbai Kharghar Coastal Road Delayed. See Why

Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has kept in abeyance plan pertaining to construction of Khargar Coastal Road (KCR).

Reported by: Digital Desk
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Mumbai: Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has kept in abeyance plan pertaining to construction of Khargar Coastal Road (KCR) shedding apprehensions about prospective damage to the mangroves. 

This comes subsequent to the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) gave a greenlight to the project. 

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The proposed project was supposed to lay a coastal road between Jalmarg-16, Kharghar and Sector 11 in CBD-Belapur and the balance link from Sector 15, CBD to Water Transport Terminal in Nerul.

According to a report by The Free Press Journal, the committee requested that the project be reexamined and that the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) search for three alternative alignments. It requested that the projected road's structural design be altered by the CIDCO. In response, the CIDCO promised to submit its ideas as quickly as possible.

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Notably, the Bombay High Court has authorized the removal of 3.728 mangroves in order to build the six-lane UCR this month.

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Published February 23rd, 2024 at 18:10 IST