Nagpur: The 15th Maharashtra wildlife board meeting, chaired by chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, on Friday unanimously rejected the upgradation proposal of railway line through Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR) in Amravati district and also ordered the setting up of an expert committee to consider translocation of 50 tigers from Chandrapur district. He also rejected the neutering proposal of tigers saying it should be the last resort.
Also, Kanhargaon in Chandrapur district is set to be the 62nd protected area in the state. According to sources who attended the meeting, Thackeray also showed keenness to declare Mogarkasa, near Ramtek, a conservation reserve. He has sought proposals to declare more protected areas (sanctuaries, reserves and parks).
Without wasting time being hellbent in implementing GC of Dulghat spiral section Rail must chose the option of diversion the route. And this would not be the first time in Rail history. In Mailani to Bahraich GC due to existence of Dudhwa tiger reserve, route is going to be diverted as new line from Bheera kheri to Tikunia-bichia via nighasan. Rail may consider this model. Villagers near existing station allignment as well as inside tiger reserve already have been relocated outside of tiger reserve so to whom railway will bring economic justice.
Already there is enough damage done by railway to our green space. Though they commit various measures during construction but at the end of days it becomes death trap.
This line will never complete either by realignment or other means. Who will bear the cost ?
1000-2000 crore extra i guess noone
True. Project will goto thanda basta...
The MG line could be used as tourist train route with Vista Dome coaches. CM would love. If possible, pls check out with CMO.