No drilling under 2 fire temples till Monday: SC

MUMBAI: The Supreme Court on Friday began hearing a petition filed by Zoroastrian community members against permission granted by Bombay high court to Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) to bore a tunnel under two ancient Atash Behrams (fire temples) in south Mumbai.

An SC bench of Justices U U Lalit and R S Reddy heard the matter till 4.30pm and placed it for further hearing on Monday. MMRCL will not drill under the Atash Behrams, Wadiaji and Anjuman, at Princess Street junction, till then.

Jamshed Sukhadwalla and some others had on December 3 filed a special leave petition before SC against the November 30 HC judgment, which held that the Metro project was of public importance.
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