I hereby file my strong objections to the proposal of tree cutting inside the Aarey Colony Goregaon East. Mumbai. As per your advertisement in the newspaper, it is proposed to cut down 2702 trees for the Metro car shed and its allied activities.
Aarey colony is the world’s only natural urban forest and the green lungs of Mumbai. The pollution and temperature of Mumbai is regulated by the trees of Aarey. I am unwilling to agree to the destruction of this green space. There are several alternatives at barren locations for this car shed or polluting service centre . The site is also a catchment area of the Mithi river.
Any change in landscape, loss of trees will impact my health and my right to a clean environment as promised by the Constitution of India. It is my fundamental duty to protect flora and fauna.
Cutting these trees needlessly cannot be called sustainable development.
Please do not sanction any permissions to cut even a single tree in Aarey. Since tree cutting is already on at adjacent areas despite our objections last time, please look into this seriously.
Also please provide us list of places and trees that have been successful transplantated We are aware that the tree cover of Mumbai is declining rapidly and the environment is being damaged.
I hereby protest and submit my opposition to the proposal to cut trees in Aarey.