Mumbai : The state government would soon set up a committee to decide about the proposed car shed at Aarey Colony, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told reporters here on Monday.

A delegation led by Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar met Fadnavis on Monday and asked him to ensure that trees are not cut for a carshed of the Metro-3 project in Aarey Colony.

“We shall appoint a cmmittee to study the issue and ensure that they submit a report within a month,” Fadnavis said. The committee would have MMRDA chief UPS Madan, MCGM commissioner Sitaram Kunte, UD secretary Nitin Karir, NIRI director Dr. Rakesh Kumar along with senior officials from Metro projects in Delhi and Kolkata, he added.

The delegation that comprised MoS Vidya Thakur, MLA Ashish Shelar, Manisha Chaudhari, Atul Bhatkhalkar, Amit Satam, Yogesh Sagar and Jayprakash Thakur pleaded that 2,500 trees which would need to be sacrificed for the carshed need to be saved.

Meanwhile, Mumbai BJP secretary Vivekanand Gupta has urged Fadnavis, to scrap the Metro-3 project and implement the coastal road project instead, in a letter written to the CM.

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