Mumbai, Nov. 15 -- Aarey Mik Colony in Goregaon (East) is set to lose 40% of its green cover since 1949, a study conducted by a city-based institute revealed.

The study, conducted by Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture and Environmental Studies (KRVIA), Juhu, was made public on Thursday.

It highlights that only 800 of 1,300 hectares (ha) of Aarey, which was originally allocated as 'No Development Zone' will remain as a 'Green Zone', leading to a loss of around 40% of the original area due to ongoing and proposed construction activities.

It further stated that the newly-proposed public and private projects are likely to sever its contiguity with Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), affecting the wildlife movement, disrupting ...