The forest department plans to complete its three-year pending project of city plantation.
The department also plans to demolish all permanent footpaths constructed on the forest notified roads and plant saplings on the strips.
More than 10,000 saplings will be planted on the pavements on both sides of the roads as well as in front of market encroachments and shops.
MS Malik, deputy conservator said, “Due to low survival rate in busy areas, the project was pending for long and the cost involved is also very high.”
The cost of planting one sapling is Rs 2,500 which includes drilling of the pavements, installing a T-guard and maintaining the plant for three years.
The areas under forest notified roads included Old Delhi Road, New and Old Railway Road, Carterpuri Road, Jharsa Road, Pataudi Road, Farrukhnagar, old Najafgarh Road and Sohna Road.
“Earlier, we got funds directly from the government but now we need to get them passed through the treasury. Many cheques have been pending which is delaying many projects. We hope the cheques are passed soon so that we can complete this project,” Malik added.