Delhi-Mumbai Freight Corridor

Mumbai to Lose 12,000 Trees to Freight Corridor

Date of Release: 
Mar 8 2016

Just under a week after this newspaper reported the forest department's clearance to let the Delhi-Mumbai Freight Corridor to run through the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, both the environmental damage and the human displacement the project will cause is becoming clear.

While senior forest officials on Monday admitted that the Mumbai Metropolitan Area will lose nearly 12,000 trees, 20,000 families in 24 villages around Dighi port in Raigad district have now refused to give up their land for the Delhi-Mumbai-Industrial Corridor, of which the freight corridor is a part.

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