A total of 2,000 mangrove trees will be cut down to make way for six bridges in Andheri and Malad to improve connectivity and ease traffic flow. The Maharashtra Coastal Zone Regulation Authority (MCZMA), while delaying the approval of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) for five bridges, approved a proposal requiring the felling of at least 48 mangrove trees.
Meanwhile, the Bombay Supreme Court said the right to livelihood enshrined in Article 21 of the Constitution includes the right to live in secure buildings and houses and that the owner of the building, whether private or public, has a constitutional obligation to ensure this. safety.
A divisional bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Judge GS Kulkarni have ruled on a public interest lawsuit filed suo motu (in itself) after a series of building collapses in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra. In the petition, the court also took note of illegal constructions that are mushrooming in the state.
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