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Petition to managing director - cidco, commissioner - nmmc, urban development department, Gurunath Arse, Chief environment secretary, Conservator of forest, Konkan divisional commissiner, Somraj , sunil agarwal, Devendra Fadnavis

Save Navi Mumbai Wetlands Save Yourselves .

 Chief Minister of Maharashtra,  80 hectares of Mangroves & Wetlands worth crores on prime location on Palm Beach Road saved by High Court orders from being handed over to a private builder for residential and commercial development in name of golf course by changing the land use from No Development Zone to Regional Park Zone and Residential Zone . The Bombay High Court on 1st November 2018 shelved the state government’s ambitious proposal to build a golf course and a residential colony near the upcoming Navi Mumbai airport calling it a destruction of water bodies/wetlands “which will infringe the fundamental rights of citizens.”A division bench of Justices Abhay Oka and Riyaz Chagla was hearing a bunch of PILs against an October 2016 notification of the state’s Urban Development Department. Interestingly, one of the reasons cited by the state in favour of its plan was that since the area was frequented by migratory birds and was located within 4 km of the proposed international airport, it could pose a danger to aircraft by exposing them to bird hits.“There is no material placed on record ito show that for preventing possible bird hits, making of the golf course is the only solution,” the bench observed.. It then added that the water bodies maintain ecological balance and therefore, “public trust doctrine” imposed an obligation on the state government and related agencies to protect them. The PILs also sought protection for two city lakes – the DPS lake in Sector 52, Nerul and the other one at Palm Beach Road, Navi Mumbai – both of whom were in danger due to garbage and construction debris dumping. The court directed that all the water bodies shown in the National Wetlands Inventory and Assessment prepared by Space Application Centre, Ahmedabad must be protected. On the issue of the golf course and a residential colony, the court also noted that although the proposal was being discussed by the planning authority – City and Industrial Development Corporation – since 2002, the authorities had failed to show that the impact on the ecosystem and environment was assessed or at least “such assessment was made available to the Planning Authority or the state government” while clearing the proposal.  Why waste public money in unnecessary litigation ? Action should be taken & legal cost should be recovered from officials responsible for such decisions .   Thanking you For complaints about wetlands destruction call 1926 or post online complaint on newly launched website https://www.konkanwetland.com/ Link to our Facebook page :  https://www.facebook.com/groups/savenavimumbaienvironment/ https://www.facebook.com/saveTalaweWetlands/ Link to Twitter :   saveNaviMumbaiWetlandsTweets (@sunnyagro): https://twitter.com/sunnyagro?s=09  Link to a short film on this issue by international channel Zoomin.tv : �This wetland in Navi Mumbai, India, acts as a natural barrier against floods and is home to more than 80 bird species, which is exactly why the Agarwals are doing everything they can to protect it ✊ https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=840898439434325&id=432708166912159  Youtube link to film : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQEPa0jRuDs Another very informative film on Citizens initiative & Mangroves warriors . FB link : https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1732876363438678&id=165818073477856 You tube link: https://youtu.be/-dnb2c0QUuA

SaveNaviMumbai Wetlands
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Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to P. A. Mohammed Riyas, Minister of Public Works

Main Eastern Highway -22​.​17 km from Placheri to Ponkunnam.

We, the undersigned would like to inform you about a serious issue which needs your urgent attention.  This complaint is regarding issues in the construction of Main Eastern Highway especially the stretch of  22​.​17 km from Placheri to Ponkunnam by KSTP.  We need to bring your attention of narrow down the important city in this stretch  Karickattor location at Google map. https://maps.app.goo.gl/y1sZchLK9a2sqdoX9 and  Manimala at https://maps.app.goo.gl/PsjNAxrhuipyih1z7 Also, we failed to understand the reason for the four hairpin curves at muleplavu ,1km far from Manimala city, and each of these curves at a distance of 25 meters. Unfortunately, KSTP engineering failed to find out the proper place to make the bridge in muleplavu.  It has been witnessed many small accidents, we are afraid it will be a dangerous zone in near future. https://maps.google.com/?cid=15955318135979800953&entry=gps Main Eastern Highway is categorized as State Highway - 08 ( SH-08 ) of Kerala. It is the second-longest State Highway of Kerala covering a distance of 153.6 km. The districts it passes through are Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Idukki, and Ernakulam. The upgrading work of Punalur -Ponkunnam-Thodupuzha stretch is currently under progress as part of the World Bank-funded Kerala State Transport Project (KSTP). At present development of Punalur- Ponukunnam    82 KM  distance is divided into Pnokunam- Placheri  22 KM stretch, Placheri - Konni 30 KM  stretch, Konni -Punalur  30 Km stretch. The above work was done through the KSTP  contracting with  Sreedhanya (248.63 core ), EKK infrastructure limited (279 Core ),RDFCVCC (221.04 core) respectively.  With respect to this budget, Sreedhanya estimated 11.30 cores per KM development. The width of this stretch is about 10-14 meters which itself is not developed to its capacity with its available land and quality of parallel MC road  SH 01 however, we observed many important cities narrow down further from this limit. Which is going to be a bottleneck in traffic. The main trunk road to Sabarimala, Kerala's Largest Pilgrim Centre starts from Main Eastern Highway near Pathanamthitta.  It is also the shortest route to the Kerala State Capital Thiruvananthapuram from Kumali and other major townships of Idukki district Like Munnar, Kattappana, Thodupuzha, Moolamattam, Nedumkandam etc We, therefore, request you to kindly take necessary action to mend the ways so that people of the area have good traffic clean roads. in solidarity, Eastern Highway protection  group.  

Joby kollara
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