On Friday, Maha division bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Bharati Dangre of Bombay High Court dismissed all the Public Interest Litigations (PIL) against the construction of Metro rail car-shed at Aarey. Hours after the decision, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) started the chopping of trees in the area.
However, those who are against the construction of Metro rail car-shed started gathering at Aarey to protest against the chopping of trees. Ironically, all these protestors came in their own individual cars. High Court had studied and analyzed the data before giving the judgement in the favor of Metro construction as it would reduce the carbon emission in total.
Seeing that the surge in number of Save Aarey protestors is increasing the carbon emission as they come in their own high-end cars, Maharashtra government has decided to run special buses from different locations of the city to Aarey forest so that more people can come in small number of vehicles thereby reducing the carbon emission.