As the world is struggling with massive fires and the Amazonia is burning, it seems people in India still haven't learnt from other people's mistakes.

Forest Fire
Source: India Today

According to CN Traveller, a total of 2,232 trees will be hacked and 469 will be transplanted to make space for the Mumbai Metro.

As per a proposal from Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd, 81 acres of space has been allotted to build a car shed along the 32 Km underground line covering Colaba-Bandra-Andheri.

Illegally hacking trees in Aarey Colony, Mumbai
Source: Asian Age

The proposal, as expected, received stiff resistance from the locals around Aarey Colony and people were against the idea of losing more forest cover to pave way for Mumbai Metro.

Even though a car shed or depot is necessary for the smooth functioning of a particular metro line, the declining forest cover in Mumbai and across the world is a cause of worry for us and the generations to come.

Tree cover being cleared for metro line
Source: CN Traveller

The move to clear the forest and eco-sensitive zone was opposed by Shiv Sena, and supported by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Indian National Congress (INC).