MUMBAI: The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRC) has till date cut 813 trees of the 1074 trees marked for cutting along the Metro III line route. However, it has not been able to carry out the required compensatory afforestation for lack of space.
MMRC officials on Tuesday informed the High Committee on Tree Grievances that they are looking for sites for compensatory afforestation.
The law requires that for every tree cut, three trees are to be planted and these are to be planted before the tree is cut. MMRC did not respond to queries on compensatory afforestation.