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SC seeks report on plea for felling trees in Taj zone

nation Updated: Jun 04, 2016 08:00 IST

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday asked the court-appointed central empowered committee to give its report on a plea of PSU, Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (DFCC), seeking permission to fell 493 trees in the Taj Trapezium Zone for one of its projects. DFCC, a venture of Indian Railways, is constructing the ‘Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor, from Dankuni in West Bengal to Ludhiana in Punjab and wants to remove these as they come in the way of “construction of 132kV Transmission Line” for the corridor.

First Published: Jun 04, 2016 08:00 IST