NHAI Continues Translocating Trees at KPT-Padua Junction: Read to Know

NHAI Continues Translocating Trees at KPT-Padua Junction: Read to Know

The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), under active supervision of Forest Department personnel, continued with translocation of trees, at KPT -Paduva stretch of the National Highway 66. On an application by NHAI for the removal of 602 trees on the stretch, the Assistant Conservator of Forests and Tree Officer, P. Sridhar, on September 16, permitted the translocation of 370 roadside trees with girth between 0.2 cm and 0.6 cm, and cutting of the remaining 232 trees. These 602 trees were on the land acquired by NHAI for highway widening.

The NHAI paid Forest Department ₹54.3 lakh, which includes ₹39.25 lakh towards planting 6,020 saplings. The tree saplings were planted on the land acquired by the NHAI for widening the highway stretch.

The NHAI personnel started with translocation of trees, which were marked with red paint. Using earth mover to excavate the earth around the trees, each of them were lifted along with the root and placed in a truck and planted at a MUDA-approved private layout in Kavoor. As many as 20 trees were translocated on Thursday.
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