Mumbai: Greens see red as 2000 trees may be cut for road

  • | Sunday | 3rd February, 2019

"The activists plan to bring the discrepancies to the HC's notice.TMC tree officer Anuradha Babar insisted adequate information was given in the notice.MMRDA officials could not be reached for comment. "It is totally gross and unacceptable that Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) should avoid publishing all details on this massive drive," said Bhathena.Joshi said, "This seems like a deliberate attempt to discourage people from registering objections or offering suggestions. THANE: More than 2,800 trees are at a risk of being chopped down by the civic authorities, in what is being labelled by green activists as a "secretive felling operation'', to make way for construction by MMRDA of a 11-km road connecting Katai naka with Airoli Environmentalist Rohit Joshi and activist Zoru Bhathena spotted a public notice, which offered skeletal information about the deforestation drive, in an English tabloid, seeking suggestions and objections from citizens.The first phase of the partly elevated road project was kickstarted last year.

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