Mumbai Metro-3 update: MMRC signs agreement with FDCM to plant 9000 trees by Miyawaki method

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Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has entered into an agreement with the Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra (FDCM) for compensatory plantation of 9000 plants using Miyawaki method on a 3000-sqm plot near Inorbit mall, Goregaon (West), Mumbai.

“We are pleased to initiate this huge plantation drive along with FDCM using Miyawaki method to create a dense forest in a short span of time to safeguard our environment – adhering to our green policy”, said Mr. Ranjit Singh Deol, MD, MMRC.

  • The drive will involve plantation of 9000 plants of various indigenous species such as Kath, Neem, Amla, Bakul, Sita Ashok, Chinch, Arjun, Badam, etc. over a period of three months. 
  • FDCM will maintain the plantation for the next two years.
  • Present at the signing of the agreement were Mr. Ranjit singh Deol, Managing Director, MMRC; Mr. P.T. Moranker, Regional Manager, FDCM, Nashik region, Nashik; Mr. R. Ramana Executive Director (Planning), MMRC; Mr. K. B. Bhavar, Divisional Manager, FDCM; Mr. Shriniwas Nandargikar, Advisor (Civil), MMRC; Mr. Ajay Fulmali, Sr. DGM (Environment), MMRC; Mr. S. D. Gore, Asst. Manager, FDCM and Mr. Sandeep Sohani, Environment Scientist, MMRC. 

Recent Achievement:

Meanwhile, Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC), on February 12, 2021 achieved its 36th breakthrough at CSMIA T1 Metro Station in presence of Mr. Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Managing Director, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. (KMRL). 

  • This 1.5-km long tunnel from Sahar Road Metro Station to CSMIA T1 is completed. 
  • At the same time the package-6 has completed its entire tunnelling of 4.4-km with the help of two TBMs – Tapi-1 and Tapi-2.
  • Package-6 which includes CSMIA T1, T2 and Sahar Road Metro stations, witnessed 4 breakthroughs (CSMIA T2 to Sahar Road (Upline – 687m and downline – 692m), (Sahar Road to CSMIA T1 (Upline – 1515m and downline – 1512m).
  • Overall tunnelling completed on the project is 50.3km which is 93% of the total project. 

About the project:

  • Mumbai Metro Line-3 (MML-3) is one of such key projects to improve the transportation scenario in the financial capital of India i.e. Mumbai. MML-3 project – a 33.5 Km. long corridor running along Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ, envisages to decongest the traffic situation in Greater Mumbai. 
  • Upon completion, this fully underground corridor with 27 stations would connect Six business districts, 30 educational institutes, 30 recreational facilities and domestic as well as international airport terminals. 
  • It will have five interchange points for suburban railway and one each for Monorail and ‘Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar’ Metro-1.
  • Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRC) is the nodal agency responsible for the implementation of Mumbai Metro Line-3(MML-3) project. 
  • It has been constituted as a JV of the Govt. of India(GOI) and the Government of Maharashtra(GOM) on 50:50 sharing basis.

Source: MMRC-Press Release

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