MUMBAI, Nov. 5 -- Even as the rage over cutting of trees for Metro 3 car shed in Aarey Colony continues, a response to a right to information (RTI) query reveals that the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is mulling hacking 1,552 trees and transplanting 2,022 trees for two other lines - Metro 2A (Dahisar-DN Nagar) and Metro 2B (DN Nagar to Mandale).

For Metro 2A, the authority is looking at cutting 749 trees and transplanting 781 trees, while for line 2B, the authority is looking at cutting 803 trees and transplanting 1241 trees. For line 2A, the highest number of trees, 362, is to be cut in P/North ward (Goregaon), followed by 138 in R/North ward (Dahisar), the RTI response reveals. Metro 2A is expected to be operat...