News > Mumbai: AAP opposes construction of RTO shed in Aarey forest

Mumbai: AAP opposes construction of RTO shed in Aarey forest

The Free Press Journal | 07/02/2022 05:25 PM | Click to read full article

The Mumbai unit of the AAP today, opposed the construction of an RTO shed in the Aarey forest, for which a tender notice has been issued by the PWD. The Aarey forest is the shared natural heritage of 1.5 crore Mumbaikars.

"Not only is Aarey the largest catchment area for ground water percolation in Mumbai, but also is the source of two of Mumbai's rivers - namely, the Oshiwara and the Mithi. It is also a hotspot teeming with biodiversity and Schedule 2 species as defined in the Wildlife Act 1972," a press release by the party said.