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Monday, Nov 18, 2019

Any cuts to trees part of civic work, not for PM’s rally: PMC echoes BJP’s stance

Protesting the cutting, NCP’s Rajya Sabha MP Vandana Chavan and Congress leader Mohan Joshi wrote to municipal commissioner Saurabh Rao, demanding action against “all those who are guilty of cutting trees unnecessarily”

pune Updated: Oct 16, 2019 16:38 IST
Nadeem Inamdar
Nadeem Inamdar
Hindustan Times, Pune
The PMC and SP college authorities maintain that trees on the ground have been cut as a safety measure following the heavy rain in the city.
The PMC and SP college authorities maintain that trees on the ground have been cut as a safety measure following the heavy rain in the city. (Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
         

The Pune Municipal Corporation’s act of cutting at least four mature trees on the SP College ground over the past two days within days of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally at this venue on October 17 has led to criticism.