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Coastal Road

Project Statement

The Coastal Road will be built by reclaiming land near the coast from the "inter-tidal" rocky shores of Worli right up to Princess Street in Marine Lines — an eleven-kilometer stretch of the city's 34-kilometer coastline. The main argument against the construction of the Coastal Road is that it will destroy quite a bit of Mumbai's age-old natural heritage. Built on a Deccan plateau about 62-68 million years old, Mumbai's coastline constitutes rocky shores that are home to about 344 species of intertidal marine wildlife. These have been documented over the past two years by a citizens collective called the Marine Life Of Mumbai.

Project Intervention

Vanashakti moved to the Bombay High court and Bombay High Court order that quashed the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) approval for the southern part of the Bombay Municipal Corporation

Project Outcome

Matter is now in the Supreme court

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