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114 trees to be felled to widen 11 roads in Indore

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Indore, September 03, 2014
First Published: 17:04 IST(3/9/2014) | Last Updated: 17:49 IST(3/9/2014)

A joint inspection of trees coming in the way of broadening of 11 roads in Indore by social activist Kishore Kodwani and IMC engineers has agreed that 114 trees need to be felled and 50 need to be transplanted.

The exercise was carried out on Tuesday following orders of the National Green Tribunal, central zone, Bhopal.

The 11 roads in question are Kanadia road, Nemawar road, Geeta Bhavan road, Navratanbagh road, road between Tower Chouraha and Manikbagh, road between Manikbagh and Kesarbagh, road between Phooti Kothi and Hawa Bangla, RTO road, road between Triveni Colony and Lalbagh, road between Mahesh Guard Line and Baneshwari, and VIP road.

Two other roads, one between Kalyan Vishranti and the other between Malwa Mill and Patnipura, are still be to inspected.

There are 348 trees along these roads, which the IMC wanted to cut, but Kishore Kodwani moved the National Green Tribunal to stop the felling of the trees. The IMC then pared down their demand by agreeing to cut only 183 trees after an inspection carried out by them. But petitioner Kodwani was not satisfied with the IMC’s suggestion and subsequently, NGT directed that a joint inspection by Kodwani and IMC engineers should be carried out.

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