Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on October 11 said that Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro 3 car shed will be moved from the eco-sensitive Aarey Colony to Kanjurmarg.

Thackeray said that an order has been issued for developing of Metro 3 and Metro 6 car shed at Kanjurmarg on the government land. “We have withdrawn all cases registered against people who were protesting against the proposed metro car shed in Aarey. The proposed car shed has been shifted from Aarey to Kanjurmarg,” CM Uddhav Thackeray said while addressing the state. 

He said the building which has come up in Aarey forest will be used for a few other public reasons. “Around Rs 100 crore expenditure incurred for the same will not go waste,” he said. Thackeray said the government had earlier announced 600 acres of land of Aarey as forest but presently it has been changed to 800 acres of land. There will be no encroachment on rights of tribals in the Aarey forest, he added. He also added that the Maharashtra Government has withdrawn back all cases against protestors who were charged for protesting against the metro car shed at Aarey.