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High Court stays felling of trees in Vasant Kunj

Source: The Hindu, Date: , 2015

The Delhi High Court has granted a stay on felling of trees during widening of a major road by the Delhi Public Works Department in Vasant Kunj here. The interim order was passed on a writ petition alleging that the Appellate Authority on preservation of trees had not afforded sufficient hearing to the local residents. Justice Vibhu Bakhru directed petitioner Bindu Kapurea to appear before the Authority, which will grant her a fair hearing. After taking note of her submissions with regard to trees that can be saved, the Authority will pass a reasoned order uninfluenced by any previous order. The Court had directed last week that no trees be felled during the widening of the road from Andheria Modh to Fortis Hospital red light till the Authority has considered contentions and suggestions made by Ms. Kapurea. The Authority functions under the Delhi Preservation of Trees Act, 1994. The case will come up in Court for further hearing on January 6.

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