Human chain to save trees on Bengaluru Old Airport Road

Old Airport Road residents are set to launch a human chain protest on Sunday against the large scale felling of trees for the signal free corridor project from Kundanahalli Gate to Vellara Junction.

Published: 12th August 2017 03:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2017 08:50 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Old Airport Road residents are set to launch a human chain protest on Sunday against the large scale felling of trees for the signal free corridor project from Kundanahalli Gate to Vellara Junction on Old Airport Road.The BBMP has already felled 46 trees on ISRO junction last month and are in the process of felling another 100 that include very old and massive trees.

The signal free project on a continuous stretch of Old Airport Road has been cleverly divided into three blocks with each block comprising 45-60 trees and marked for felling. This is to escape public hearing and objections as felling of more than 50 trees necessitates this. This is clear contempt of High Court orders. They did the same thing in Whitefield too,” said an environmentalist. Members of Vinayaknagara and K R Garden resident welfare associations and eight other associations say that they have had several meetings with the BBMP Commsissioner, Mayor and officials, but got no proper response.

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