Mumbai: Maharashtra Government today said it
would seek information regarding reported destruction of
mangroves while beautifying Mumbai Metropolitan Region
Development Authority (MMRDA) chief Ratnakar Gaikwad`s
building in Bandra-Kurla complex here.
Minister of State for Environment, Sachin Ahir assured
the Legislative Council that the Department would look into
the matter. "We would check if the mangroves were destructed
in the said area," Ahir said.
The enquiry was ordered after Shiv Sena MLC Kiran
Pavaskar raised the issue of mangroves being cut in the
Bandra-Kurla complex area for beautification of a colony of
the Government employees where Gaikwad also resides.
"Altogether Rs nine crore have been spent for
beautification without approval, mangroves were also damaged
in the area," Pavsakar said.
The Sena leader also said mangrove cutting in suburban
Kandivali, Borivali, Malad, Charkop areas.
The matter is before the Supreme Court and the Court has
asked to submit some documents in this regard, the minister