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Court stays order for felling trees in Vasant Kunj

Source: The Hindu, Date: , 2015

A group of residents of the posh Vasant Kunj locality in South-West Delhi have raised objection to the proposed widening of a major road in their neighbourhood. They said it would cut the existing green space and add to more traffic and chaos, which would make their life difficult. With the Appellate Authority on preservation of trees not giving them a hearing last year and rejecting their contention earlier this week, the residents have brought the issue to the Delhi High Court. The National Green Tribunal had earlier disposed of the matter while asking the authorities to pay attention to compensatory plantation. The stretch of road in question, where trees would have to be felled for the task of widening by the Delhi Government’s Public Works Department, extends from Andheria Mod to Fortis Hospital red light.

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