The civic body on Wednesday asked owners of private premises to submit applications to prune or cut vulnerable trees inside their compound to local ward offices at the earliest.
Hindustan Times had reported on the existing blame-game between private land-owners and the civic body in processing permissions for pruning trees inside private premises.
Though the civic authorities had clearly said that it should not be held responsible for damages caused by tree collapses during the monsoon inside private premises, residents claimed that it has not granted tree-pruning permissions in time.
Residents who notice vulnerable trees inside their compounds are supposed to take photographs and submit it to the ward’s gardens’ department with a written application. “Ward officials will visit the spot to survey the trees and issue immediate permission to prune or cut the trees depending on the condition,” said Kamlashankar Yadav, superintendent of gardens, BMC.