Mumbai Metro did not take permission for groundwater use, claims NGO

  • | Monday | 12th February, 2018

(Representational Image)Activists CLAIM the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has not obtained permission from the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to extract groundwater for washing at its car shed site in Aarey colony. (Representational Image) Stalin Dayanand from Vanashakti, an NGO, has written to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) seeking immediate action. Stalin Dayanand from Vanashakti, an NGO, has written to the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) seeking immediate action. “Any industry that requires extraction of groundwater needs permission from statutory bodies and washing of the Metro rakes in the depot is going to require lakhs of litres of water. An RTI response received from MMRC revealed that it does not have the permission for the activity.

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