Expansion of AIIMS trauma centre to affect over 650 trees
Source: The Hindu, Date: August , 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
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.