3,027 trees won’t be axed as MMRDA drops road-widening project in Thane

More than 3,000 heritage trees, which were to be axed for a road-widening project that was proposed in 2012 ,
got a new lease of life on Thursday.
Disposing of a public interest litigation (PIL), the Bombay HC in its final order said Mumbai metropolitan region
development authority (MMRDA) has decided to drop the proposed widening of 20-km Shirsad-Ambadi
Road in Thane district. Disposing of the PIL, the bench said, “…that the proposed road widening is not to be
carried out, we are of the view that nothing survives in this PIL.”