Delhi faces maximum effect of air pollution. Steps need to be taken to prevent this situation as it is causing great amount of disturbance in resident of delhi/NCR region. People are suffering from various kinds of Air Bourne disease. Measures should be taken just like planting trees at first but what are we seening is totally contrary. Delhi is likely to lose 2,000 more trees to various road widening and development projects across the city.
Delhi is already the most polluted city in the world and by cutting the trees here we are preparing a deathbed for our future generations.
Even residents protest to save 14,000 full-grown ones in seven south Delhi neighbourhoods still trees are facing axe around the area.
The Rs 777-crore plan by the public works department, which includes cut and covered tunnels, foot over-bridges, loops, ramps and landscaping, will eventually require the felling of nearly 1,500 trees
Officials of Delhi government’s forest department said that permissions were granted for felling 82 trees in Sundar Nagar as part of the redevelopment of Pragati Maidan. And this count does not include the trees that fall inside the India Trade Promotion Organisation complex.
Central Delhi’s Sundar Nagar, is covered with lush canopy of trees that shaded the driveway. But now due to this development project it has lost a major portion of its green cover.
Trees have been chopped along Mathura Road and Purana Quila Road. Even Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia’s official residence in Mathura Road were not spared.
A similar sight can be seen in Dhaula Kuan where over night over a dozen trees were chopped to make way for the main road to be expanded. Commuters, who earlier would wait for buses and auto rickshaws under the shade of these towering trees, were left standing below the pedestrian bridge for shade.
20 trees were chopped in that patch of cantonment land in the name of widening one of the city’s most congested corridors — between Indira Gandhi International Airport and Dhaula Kuan. For the project, permissions have been granted for axing 2, 162 trees.
What a shame. Already development has led us to deterioration of health. Instead of planting and saving environment government is going on path down towards destructing our environment.