"I have ordered to stop the work of Aarey metro car shed project today. Metro work will not stop but till next decision, not a single leaf of Aarey will be cut," CM Uddhav said at a press conference.
Over 2,185 trees were razed in the area in concurrence with the Bombay High Court's which had upheld the permission granted to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) tree authority to cut down trees to make a metro-car shed.
Elaborating on the green initiative taken by it, the metro corporation said, "As of today, MMRCL has already planted 23, 846 trees and additionally distributed 25,000 saplings."
Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi who was among those detained by Mumbai Police on Saturday.
Scores of locals including environmental activists have been opposing the cutting of trees for the construction of the car shed of the metro station. They are demanding the relocation of the bus depot, which is a part of the Metro III project.
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate AURIC Business and Administrative Building and Dedicate DMIC AURIC City to the nation.