The Bombay High Court on Thursday asked the Central government and the Maharashtra government to resolve their differences outside the court and decide whether or not the car shed for the Mumbai Metro needs to be shifted from the city's Kanjurmarg area to Aarey Colony, part of which was declared a forest last year..A Bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni urged the authorities to forget the past and focus on serving the public, as the project in question is for the public at large..The Centre and the Maharashtra government have not reached a consensus on the site for constructing a car shed for the Mumbai Metro. The Union wants the project to be carried out at Aarey Colony, as decided by former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who had even ordered the chopping down of thousands of trees in the region. However, the present dispensation led by Uddhav Thackeray has decided to shift the project from Aarey to Kanjurmarg. Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, appearing for the Central government, tried to clarify that technical issues have arisen and thus the project is stayed. But the Chief Justice interrupted, saying, "Mr Singh, we know what is happening... We are all here to serve the public.... Why to bring personal differences in the Court? Why don't you both (Union and State) resolve your issues outside this Court?"At this point, ASG Singh tried to clarify that there are no personal differences involved in the matter. "We are doing this for a larger public interest for the citizens of Mumbai in the long run... We are consulting experts in the field, who have also recommended shifting the project to Aarey Colony," he said..During the hearing, the ASG highlighted a letter written by the Under Secretary of the Central government's Urban Development Department to the Chief Secretary of Maharashtra. In this letter, ASG Singh said the Under Secretary requested the Chief Secretary to reconsider the State's decision to construct the project at Kanjurmarg. Along with the letter, a report prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was annexed, which states that several technical issues might arise if the car shed is constructed at Kanjurmarg."All that we can say is end this stalemate now. Try to forget the past opinion and start with a new beginning," Chief Justice Datta remarked while adjourning the matter for further hearing to June 10..The Maharashtra government and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) were directed to clarify their stand in response to the reports of the DMRC and whether the technical issues could be taken care of. "If there is no solution by next week ,then we will proceed to decide the matter on merits," the Bench said. .Senior Advocate Darius Khambatta represented the MMRDA, while Advocate Akshay Shinde appeared for Maharashtra government.