New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday re moved the last hurdle for operationalising the Aare Forest Colony depot by allowing Mum bai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd ( MMRCL ) to clear 177 trees instead of 84 permitted earlier for construction of the ramp area while ex pressing displeasure over the Miracles approach in increasing the number of trees to be cut or transplanted .
A bench of Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justices PS Narasimha and JB Jariwala was initially upset with the manner in which MMRCL took permission from the SC to clear 84 trees on November 29 last year , and then , after a fresh inspection of the area , moved an application before the tree authority of Brohan Mumbai Municipal Corporation ( BMC ) for permission to fell / transplant 177 trees , for which permission was granted .
” It is a case of overreaching the SC . We v initiate contempt proceedings against MMRCL and tree authority of BMC , ” the beer said . However , solicitor general Tushar Me was able to persuade the SC to take a look at ‘ public interest ‘ in getting the Aare depot nationalised at the earliest . He admitted t MMRCL should have approached the SC bication was not to overreach the court . The found merit in the SG’s submissions and s ” If circumstances emerged which reup variation of number of trees to be cut , the correct course of action would have bee move the SC , which had permitted MMRC approach the tree authority in BMC foresee permission to cut 84 trees for construction , ramp area for the Aare forest colonydepol .