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Felling of 200 trees proposed

VERY SOON Indoreans will travel on a wider AB Road but at a price- after about 200 trees adjacent to it are axed. A proposal for estimation of offset price of these trees has been sent to the Forest Department by Public Works Department (PWD).

india Updated: Mar 18, 2006 13:12 IST

VERY SOON Indoreans will travel on a wider AB Road but at a price- after about 200 trees adjacent to it are axed. A proposal for estimation of offset price of these trees has been sent to the Forest Department by Public Works Department (PWD).

Trees on the sides of AB Road from Rajendra Nagar, Choitram Nagar Square to Medical College and from Lasuria to Vijay Nagar Square will face the axe for widening of road.

Sources in the PWD told Hindustan Times that the Forest Department would make an estimate of cost of trees adjacent to AB Road and then these trees would be auctioned and felled.

Offset price of trees would be the cost of tree estimated by Forest Department. The money received after auctioning of these trees would be deposited in the revenue head of PWD. Proposal from the side of PWD has been sent by sub divisional officer BP Shrivastava.

The concerned Forest Range Officer Indore, Ashok Kumar Raghuvanshi who will make an estimate of the cost of these trees maintained he had not yet received the proposal sent by the PWD.

However, he maintained he would be making an estimate of the cost of these trees. He added more than 150 trucks of wood would be collected after trees adjacent to the Road are axed.

He said the cost of the tree would be calculated by multiplying the volume of tree with rate of wood. He further said the cost of wood of most of the trees adjacent to this road ranges between Rs 5,000 per cubic metre to Rs 6,000 per cubic metre as most of the trees are of Bub, Neem, Pipal etc.

He disclosed Sagon was expensive costing between Rs 20,000 per cubic metre to Rs 35,000 per cubic metre. However, Sagon trees are not present on the sides of AB Road revealed the ranger.