Environment Ministry approves coastal road in Mumbai

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Devendra-Fadnavis

Mumbai may soon get a coastal road after talks by Maharashtra Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis with Environment  Minister Prakash Javedkar, fell through . “This is a monumental progress which will reduce over 60 % of Mumbai’s pollution,” said Fadnavis.

Fielding doubts over the effects of construction on the coastal belt, Javadekar said ,that all care will be taken to see that the environment is not compromised. “The mangrove areas and reclaimed land will not be given for commercial purposes,” he said.

In the meeting, the timeline for the project was also decided. ” We will aim to give the notification by 15 June so  that feedback can be received and the Chief Minister can start the work on the road by 15 August,” said Javadekar.

Saying that the previous government had stalled the project for over three years, Maharashtra CM praised Javadekar and the Modi government for taking a quick decision.

“The road will not only beautify the city but also help solve its congestion and pollution problems,” said Javadekar.

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