It has been a long-standing debate environment or development? And in most of the case development becomes a priority and environmental concerns take a back seat. In yet another such case, the expert appraisal committee of Union ministry of environment and forests have given the approval to clear some 1.5 lakh mangroves spread over 18.92 hectares to make way for the bullet train, one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet projects.
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The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) has informed Bombay High Court that it has received the approval for the removal of mangroves in Thane, Navi Mumbai, and Palghar districts for the bullet train running between Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
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