They clearly stated that the construction of the sea bridge from Navi Mumbai to Mumbai will in no way affect the local ecology, or the migration of thousands of greater flamingoes (2022 witness the highest number with 65,000 in Thane Creek, 25,000 in Sewri and 9,000 in Nhava) who flock this area every year in search of food or the mudflats which they call home during the period of their stay, only time will tell how true the “report” will stand.
As of now experts are of the opinion that the declining number of the birds in Sewri cannot be blamed on the trans harbour link work.
In these recent times where development comes with a price – fragmented forests, loss of biodiversity, natural habitat loss and so on, how much are we willing to sacrifice to reduce the time of our travel?
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