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Petition to Devendra Fadnavis, Narendra Modi, national green tribunal, Supreme Court of India, Justice Dipak Misra, JICA India, JICA Tokyo

Mumbai’s climate and ecology in danger.

Mumbai, the city of dreams in India , while blessed with wealth is very poor in one aspect, Open spaces. The only relief this densely packed city has are, Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) and Aarey Forest. These lush green oases in a sea of grey, not only tackle pollution and floods but also help bring down temperatures. But unfortunately Mumbai stands to lose this forest due to various upcoming projects. The first of these, which will open up this green lung to commercialization, is a car shed for the upcoming Mumbai Metro 3, which is being funded by the Japanese company, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with 57% of the project cost , which is about  2,036 Million $.  A car shed is nothing but a parking lot and service area for metro trains. JICA Dear reader, in this day and age when the world is struggling with the devastating consequences of climate change, destroying a critical green lung for a parking lot is irresponsible. 3500 trees are set to be cut and we want the government to rethink the location of the car shed.There are many viable options, mentioned in their own studies, which have no environmental destruction involved.Experts from NEERI and IIT (Reputed organizations in India) have suggested 7 other alternate sites as  options.They have clearly warned of the consequences Mumbai will face in terms of flooding and loss of open space & wildlife, if the depot is built in Aarey forest.Government records show that Aarey is an integral part of Sanjay gandhi National Park and thus protected under forest laws. It has over 5 Lakh trees, it is home to 9 resident leopards and has a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna. Even today, original adivasis (indigenous inhabitants of this area) live in 27 tribal hamlets in Aarey. It offers a unique experience for urban dwellers to experience nature at it's best. “In the name of development, only tribals suffer” said one of the leaders. The Save Aarey campaign has been requesting the government to relocate the carshed to an alternative location. Relocation will not affect the metro 3 alignment in any way. Common citizens from all walks of life, professionals, students, school children, celebrities have  supported this issue. Inspite of all this the state government is insistent on building the depot in Aarey. And to support this, they have given wrong information to JICA. The Mumbai Metro rail corporation Ltd.(MMRCL) has told JICA that the project site is located in city area and no wildlife is envisaged, while in reality, Aarey is a forest area , housing 76 species of birds, 80 species of butterflies , 16 species of mammals, 38 species of reptiles and 9 leopards, besides 0.4 million trees. By signing this petition, you are asking JICA to review the funding given to the project. According to JICA's environmental and social considerations, it should comment on the issue and By shifting the depot out of Aarey, Mumbai will not only get a metro but also retain its green, open space. And we are sure in consideration of its policies, JICA will also help in putting an end to further loss of land in Aarey to various other big and small projects. Help #SaveAareyForest.

Nirali Vaidya
323,160 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to Girish Mahajan, Dr MadhukarG Gaikwad, Devendra Fadnavis, Sanjay Deshmukh, Dr. Mukund Tayade, Girish Mahajan, Dr. Pravin Shingare, Subhash Desai Guardian Minister for Maharashtra, Supriya Sule

Stop treating a Morgue like a Butchers shop! #DignityinDeath

10 bodies stacked one on top of the other in a dimly lit, tiny room with no windows and a leaky roof! That’s the morgue in Mumbai’s St George’s hospital. In the Maximum city, the underprivileged don’t even have dignity in death. I saw these horrible conditions with my own eyes when my driver of 42 years, Manoj died in April last year. He died suddenly of Septicemia within 24 hours of admission at the St George's hospital in Mumbai. Manoj was a hardworking father of two young girls. He does not deserve this mistreatment after his death. That’s why I started this petition to revamp the morgue and post-mortem centre at the St. George’s hospital immediately. The morgue is currently housed behind the hospital near the staff quarters, next to the dhobi ghat. It is a dilapidated broken roofed shed. The autopsy centre has two marble platforms for keeping bodies. The administrative work of the autopsy centre is carried in the same room. But infrastructure is not the only problem. The post-mortems are performed by untrained staff. I saw a man sweating profusely in a torn vest and doubled up lungi with some instrument in his hand when I went to look for Manoj’s body. I later found out through a media report that the post- mortem procedures are being conducted since several years by a peon who has no medical training.St George’s Hospital Mumbai is a public, government run hospital. It is supposed to cater to the medical needs of persons who can’t afford the shiny and expensive private hospitals.A media report that came out in 2016 stated that "The dilapidated structure of St George Hospital’s post-mortem centre is set to undergo much-needed redevelopment, with the hospital finally approving a ground-storey building at a new location in its backyard.“ It has been two years since but nothing has changed! Join me in asking for dignity in death for every citizen in the city! Ask the Minister of Family Welfare of Maharashtra to immediately revamp the morgue and autopsy centre of St. George’s hospital. #Dignityindeath

Renu Kapoor
38,635 supporters
Update posted 3 days ago

Petition to Sh. Nitin Gadkari, Sh. Sanjeev Ranjan IAS, Sh. Udeep K Singhal GM (Tech), Delhi, Sh. B B Mohapatra, Sh. Vaibhav Dange, Sh. Hardeep S. Puri, Sh. B. Purushartha, Sh. Arvind Kejriwal, Sh. Narendra Modi, Sh. Manohar Lal Khattar, Sh. S.S.Prasad, Prof. Kaptan Singh Solanki, Chief Secretary Haryana, Sh. Rao Inderjit Singh, Director Secretory, Gurgaon, Sh. Dhesi Depinder Singh, Sh. S.S.Prasad, I.A.S, Sh. Yashpal Yadav, Sh. Arun Kumar Gupta

Quickly Complete #DwarkaExpressway | Remove #KherkiDaulaToll | Reduce Air Pollution & Jams

After signing the Petition please forward this to all your friends, family and colleagues who are impacted due to delay in completion of Dwarka Expressway and removal of Kherki Daula Toll leading to massive Traffic Jams on NH8 and Pollution in Delhi - Gurgaon.Curent Status:Dwarka Expressway Package 1 and 2 Delhi Bottlenecks and Update on Meeting with Delhi Govt.: Coverage: Delhi Govt. Created Bottleneck for Dwarka Expressway – Commuters Residents and Homebuyers in Distress: Background:It was a jam that lasted so long and was so bad that it earned itself a unique name: Gurujam. The world knows about the Maha Traffic Jam of 20+ hours on NH8 ( Delhi Gurgaon Expressway ) dated 28-July-2016 6:00 PM onwards after heavy rainfall which lasted for a day bringing traffic to a standstill with the tailback extending up to 24 kilometers or more (source). This was not just one day, the daily bumper to bumper traffic is a perpetual problematic matter for lacs of daily commuters on Delhi Gurgaon Expressway NH8 which directly or indirectly impact our daily lives. Few major instances of NH8 Traffic Jams are listed below: o  20 Hours Traffic Jam on NH48 (Delhi Gurgaon Expressway) dated 28-July-2016 (source). o  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley stuck in NH8 Traffic Jam dated 7-March-2016 (source) o  7 Hours Traffic Jam on NH8 dated 7-Nov-2015 Spread over 20 Kms (source) o  5 Hours Traffic Jam on 8-Sept-2015 (source) o  4 Hours Traffic Jam on 21-Aug-2015 (source) o  4 Hours Traffic Jam on NH8 dated 22-May-2015 Spread over 20 Kms (source) o  Hours Traffic Jam on NH8 dated 5-Sept-2014 (source) o  2 Hours Traffic Jam on NH8 dated 28-Feb-2014 (source) o  Three Union ministers, including road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari stuck in Traffic Jam on NH-8 dated 25-July-2014 (source)The list of traffic Jams on NH8 is endless and continues to be a nightmare even in 2018. The traffic carrying capacity of the road was breached before 2013 itself (source) What is the daily traffic jam costing you?In a traffic jam, a vehicle consumes almost 20% more fuel. Assuming that you are in a jam six times in a week, you spend Rs.108 more than you would otherwise. Rs. 60,0000 crore can be lost every year, including fuel wastage, due to traffic delays on high-volume highways. (source). Civic agencies have failed to develop roads with futuristic planning which is now hurting the city as more than 10,000 new vehicles roll out on to the streets of Gurgaon every three months (source) and about 57,000 new vehicles get registered in Delhi every month (source) Amid the planned robust expansion of Gurgaon and nearby industrial areas like Manesar and influx of expected heavy traffic due to increasing car penetration in Delhi NCR, Haryana Govt. and Delhi Govt. announced the ambitious 150 M Wide x 8 Lane x 18 Km Long expressway project named as Dwarka Expressway or Northern Peripheral Road (NPR) in year 2006 to improve connectivity between Delhi (West Delhi / Dwarka) and Gurgaon (3rd Major Connecting road after NH48 and Mehrauli – Gurgaon Road). Both Delhi and Haryana Govt. signed off MOU in 2007, the initial Target set by the Govt. to complete Dwarka Expressway Govt. was before Common Wealth Games2010 however till date the 29 KM National Highway has not been completed to improve the connectivity, reduce vehicular pollution, reduce productive time of commuters and reduce traffic load on NH48 (Delhi Gurgaon Expressway)Common Man most IMPACTED with Incomplete Dwarka Expresway:A: More than 5+ Lac daily commuters on NH48 between Delhi and GurgaonB: 1.35 Lac famlies and about 5 lac individuals along Dwarka ExpresswayC: Lacs of Investors in L-Zone in Delhi What is at Stake: 1. to off-load the Traffic from NH8 by 40% and increase average vehicle speed2. to reduce enviornmental impact of Vehicular Pollution on NH48 due to every day snarling traffic3. 99,000 Cores of Investment from 1.35 lac Home Buyers, majorly from Delhi 4. Viability of ongoing projects like Dwarka ISBT, 26K Crore India's largest International Convention & Expo Centre in Dwarka on Dwarka Expressway 5.  to smoothen the airport connectivity between Delhi and Gurgaon by reducing travel time/distance 6. to development of New Gurgaon Residential Sector to meet the housing demand of Millennium sector. Impact on End Users:There are more than 175 residential housing societies with approx 135,000+ residential units with an outreach of more than 5+ Lac individuals like residents, home buyers have purchased their dream homes in Dwarka Expressway, New Gurugram. Some of them have already got the possession of their flats after the delay of 2 or more year and some are in process to get their dream homes in next 6 months to 1 year. Residents across the sectors of new Gurgaon area like 36, 37, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 99A, 100, 101, 102, 102A, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 110A, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115 etc. will have following huge impact due to further delay of Dwarka Expressway:o More and more traffic burden on NH8 will continue. Vehicle population has increased by more than 40% in last 5 years. o Increase in travel time/distance by more than 40% for office goers from Delhi (West Delhi/Dwarka and nearby areas) o Increase in Pollution, not just due to traffic issues, but due to increased use of diesel gensets for electricity, causing more deaths due to respiratory diseases in people in Delhi & Gurgaon o Infrastructure like Sector Roads, electricity supply from grid, water supply and sewage system will be incomplete for long term due to non-operational of Dwarka Expressway o  Increase in waste of government subsidy due to use of diesel generators for electricity owing to incomplete infrastructure o  Poor airport connectivity for residents of new sectors across Dwarka Expressway, causing more traffic jams o  Delay in planned public transportation like metro for new sectors across Dwarka Expressway as per Master Plan, causing more traffic jams o  Concern on expansion plan of Manesar Industrial Area In order to provide relief to lacs daily commuters of Delhi-Gurgaon-Manesar-Jaipur and 135000 buyers who invested roughly 99,000 crores in Dwarka Expressway request the Govt. facilitate below: 1. Time bound completion of Dwarka Expressway to distribute NH8 Traffic 2. Proper Connectivity of Dwarka Expressway to Delhi and NH8 3. Time bound removal of Kherki Dhaula Toll Plaza (Gurgaon-Manesar Toll) to reduce Traffic Jams 4. Or provide free Tags for residents of New Gurgaon Sectors across Kherki Dhaula Toll Plaza like Govt. has provided free tags to the people of 32 villages falling near Kherki Dhaula toll Plaza. 5. Time bound connectivity of Dwarka Expressway (NPR Sec 36, 37, 81 to 115) to Southern Peripheral Road (SPR Sec 76 to 80) 6. Time bound completion of all Master and Sector Roads of New Gurgaon. 7. Time bound completion of Electric Sub-Stations and Govt. Electricty supply for all new townships.8. Metro Connectivity from Dwarka to Gurgaon to Manesar as per plan. Requesting everyone impacted to support the cause to waken the Govt. and authorities to take immediate actions which impacts our daily lives. You may also voice out your concerns in the comment section below.

Prakhar Sahay
9,200 supporters