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Maha-metro to plant 7000 trees

According to the Development Project Report (DPR), 685 trees are likely be cut down in the process of establishing the metro route in Pune.

pune Updated: Jun 06, 2017 13:03 IST
Shalaka Shinde
Tree plantation during a special function being organized on World Environment Day, to share information about various environment friendly initiatives that would be undertaken during the development of Pune Metro.
Tree plantation during a special function being organized on World Environment Day, to share information about various environment friendly initiatives that would be undertaken during the development of Pune Metro.(HT PHOTO)

Maha-metro will plant 7000 trees while building the Pune Metro rail network in the city. Dr Brijesh Dixit, managing director of Maha-metro, said that the initiative is in line with a statutory regulation that requires an organization to plant 5 trees in place of every tree that it cuts. Maha-metro, however, has pledged to plant 10 trees for every tree they cut for the construction of Pune metro.

“The trees that we will plant across Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad will bring down the emission of carbon dioxide by 137 tons per year. We are committed to protect our environment and provide citizens with the most sustainable transport solution,” said Dixit. The Maha Metro officials launched a tree-plantation drive with 25 saplings in a 5 acre land near Akurdi railway station in Pune on the occasion of World Environment Day on Monday.

According to the Development Project Report (DPR), 685 trees are likely be cut down in the process of establishing the metro route in Pune. Line one of metro will connect PCMC to Swargate, line two will connect Ramwadii to Vanaz corner, line three will connect Deccan Gymkhana to Bund Garden, line four will connect Hinjewadi to ASI, and line five will be the airport line, according to the official website of the Pune metro rail.

Satish Khadake, CEO, Pimpri Chinchwad New Township Development Authority (PCNDTA), Shashikant Limaye, Advisory Consultant, MAHA-Metro, Ramnath Subramaniam, Executive Director, Strategic Planning for Maha-Metro accompanied Dr Dixit at the event.