Amid protests to save 14,000, Delhi will lose another 2,000 trees to development projects: The national capital, Delhi is all set to lose around 2,000 more trees to an assortment of road which is also widening and development projects in the whole city, even as inhabitants protest to save 14,000 full-grown ones in the 7 south Delhi neighbourhoods.
Sundar Nagar, in the Central Delhi, is having the lush canopy of trees which shaded the drive, has already lost a most important portion of its green cover.
The officials of Delhi government’s forest department stated regarding the permissions which were granted for felling 82 trees in Sundar Nagar that was part of the redevelopment of Pragati Maidan anyway.
The Rs 777-crore plan by the public works department, that ius consists of the cut and covered tunnels, foot over-bridges, loops, ramps and landscaping, will be somehow gradually needed the felling of nearly, around 1,500 trees, as per the officials.
“This does not include the trees that fall inside the India Trade Promotion Organisation complex,” a official said.
In Delhi, in trhe Mathura Road and Purana Quila Road, Trees have been chopped, some very near to Manish Sisodia, Delhi’s deputy chief minister, the outside official residence in Mathura Road which also faced the axe.
“The trees created a canopy that made the ride along this stretch comfortable. Delhi is already the most polluted city in the world and by cutting the trees here we are preparing a deathbed for our future generations,” said Parminder Sandhu, a commuter along the Sundar Nagar stretch.
As per the government officials, 20 trees were chopped in that patch of cantonment land which is also one of the city’s most congested corridors — between Indira Gandhi International Airport and Dhaula Kuan. For this project, permissions have been granted for cutting around 2, 162 trees.
Regular commuters said that commuters who are keen to catch buses to cities of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh use the footpath in Dhaula Kuan under the shade of the trees in order to rest between trips.