Mumbai Metro Corporation looking for another chunk of Aarey Colony land
The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC), which has previously also taken over 30 hectares of Aarey Colony land for its car depot, now wants another chunk of land on Marol side.
Aarey Colony Chief Executive Officer Nathu Rathod said that he had recently received an application for nearly 12,000 sq metres from MMRC.
Aarey Colony is a colony of dairy development and its land is meant for dairy business. With a lot of greenery, it is also known as the ‘lungs of western suburbs’.
The letter says that the car depot is proposed at ground level and the ramp portion is planned at Sariput Nagar from where the underground Metro comes to ground level for access to depot. At present, the vehicles coming from Marol towards Aarey are using the Marol Maroshi Road. The adjacent Marol Maroshi Road is intersecting with the proposed ramp near the Reliance Energy substation. To maintain the existing vehicular traffic movement, it is proposed to construct underpass at the intersection location.