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Expansion of AIIMS trauma centre to affect over 650 trees

Source: The Hindu, Date: , 2014

As many as 656 trees cover the 6.8-hectare site on which the proposed expanded “self-sufficient” AIIMS trauma centre here is to come up. Of the 656 trees, 452 are vilayti kikar and 63 are kabili kikar, both varieties of acacia. The site has 25 types of trees, including seven shisham trees. Adjacent to the proposed site for the expanded trauma centre is a 3.22 hectare land, which is to be maintained as district park. It has 221 trees, of which 211 are kabli kikar.

The trees were counted by an inspection team comprising senior officers of the Planning Department, after the Lieutenant-Governor expressed the desire on July 11 to know the extent of green area and the number of trees to be affected by the expansion of trauma centre.

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