New Delhi: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday stayed the order on the much-talked-about Mumbai Metro car shed at the city KanjurMarg and asked Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to maintain status quo. Also Read - Maharashtra Man Kills Girlfriend to Avoid Marrying Her, Hides Body in Walls of Flat
The development comes two days after the high court asked the Maharashtra government to consider withdrawing the order passed by the Mumbai Suburban District Collector allotting 102 acres of saltpan land at Kanjurmarg for construction of a Metro car shed. Also Read - All Mumbai Schools Under BMC Limits To Remain Closed Until Further Orders
“Maharashtra Government ready to take back its 15th October 2020 order of land allotment to MMRDA for Metro car shed at Kanjur Marg,” the Uddhav Thackeray led cabinet announced today. Also Read - Bird Flu: Over 11000 Birds Culled in Maharashtra; Delhi Bans Sale, Storage of Poultry Products | Key Points
BJP-led Centre and the Shiv Sena-led MVA government in Maharashtra have been locked in a tussle over ownership of the land earmarked by the state for constructing the car depot which was earlier planned at Aarey Colony, a green belt in suburban Goregaon.
The Thackeray government, however, opposed the plea and said the land, allotted to the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for the Metro car shed, is owned by the state.