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NHAI To Fell 10,000 Trees For Widening Sohna Road, Flyover

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Gurugram:  The National Highways Authority of Asian country (NHAI) is probably going to chop nearly ten,000 grownup trees on Sohna Road for the development of a flyover and widening the road over consequent two-and-a-half years.

The Haryana forest department had sent a proposal to the ministry of atmosphere and forest (MoEF), the govt. of Asian country, last year, seeking approval during this regard. an officer aware of the event same the department received the approval from the ministry on Mon.

“Efforts ought to be created to fell minimum variety of trees and in any case, less than nine,650 trees to be removed. The tree ought to be hewn underneath the strict management of the state forest department, and therefore the NHAI won’t use forest land for the other purpose,” scan the MoEF letter.

The NHAI took over Sohna Road from structure department (PWD), Haryana, 3 years past and termed it NH 248-A – ranging from Rajiv Chowk (NH-8 close to mini Secretariat) up to Alwar in Rajasthan. this is often a multilane road at the moment and therefore the NHAI plans to construct a flyover and widen the 20-kilometre stretch, from Subhash Chowk to Sohna.

 The MoEF letter declared that the Haryana forest department can transfer fifty two hectares to the NHAI, which can ought to pay Rs50 large integer for contemporary arrangetation underneath the compensative a forestation plan.

D Hembram, conservator of forest, Guru gram, said, “I can ought to check the facts of compensative a forestation arrange during this regard. If a 52-hectare forest land would be deforested, then a forestation can turn up on a minimum of 104 hectares and it’s to happen inside a year of the permission.”

NHAI plans to construct a flyover from Subhash Chowk up to a degree on the far side the Badshahpur village – nearly five.5 kilometers long. From now, the Ravalli forest zone starts, with thick inexperienced trees on each side of the 90-kilometre stretch of NH-248A.

“I won’t comment regarding tree felling, however the development is to begin by September-end. The 90-km stretch would be widened in phases. The plan, currently, is merely to widen a 20-kilometre stretch in Guru gram district. The work has been awarded,” same Ashok Kumar Sharma, project director, NHAI, Guru gram.

In another a part of town, the PWD is to fell one,300 trees to construct a flyover ANd an tunnel at Atul Kataria Chowk on the old-Delhi road. A senior forest official, on the condition of namelessness, told the geographic region Times that just about twenty five,000 trees are hewn within the within the district in past 5 years.

Residents, however, ar flustered by the planned large-scale deforestation.

A former head of the department of landscape and design, faculty of coming up with and design (SPA) capital of India, said, “Delhi-NCR has seen large-scale tree felling which, in my opinion, happened thanks to poor coming up with. the govt. has ne’er been sensitive to tree protection; they grant cutting permission while not thought as this is often not a priority in the slightest degree.”

Chetna, AN NGO operating during this regard in Delhi-NCR, has already affected the National inexperienced assembly (NGT) against NHAI for not developing leafage on Japanese and western peripheral roads. Anil Sood, founder-director of Chetna, said, “I can file this matter in NGT on August sixteen, once a hearing is mounted in my case.”

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