City residents are up in arms against a proposed CNG station, to come up in Rose Garden, for which nearly 55 grown up trees are to be axed. The garden is situated in Sector 15 along the Gurgaon Expressway.
The Haryana City Gas Distribution Limited (HCGDL) has to set up a CNG station in Rose Garden and land for the same has been allotted to it by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda).
The forest department has also objected to the cutting down of these trees, suggesting that the agency concerned should search for an alternative site. The proposed CNG station will be constructed on half acre land in the garden.
"We don't want these trees to be cut mercilessly in a sector, which has been developed with beautiful landscape and has green cover. I have suggested that the agency should search for another site," said range officer Devender Rao.
The allotment of land in the green belt -- which has hundreds of rare trees and other plants besides a large variety of roses -- has caused resentment among residents, who are gearing up to lodge a protest against installation of the CNG station. A Huda rest house and hundreds of residential houses are also situated close to the garden. Residents say the CNG station would not only spoil the environs but devoid them of fresh air.