Though the Forest Department says 5000-odd trees have to axed for the ‘Bangalore Surrounding Roads Project’, data discrepancies makes this number suspect. Secrecy around the project has made citizen engagement nearly impossible too.
The felling of thousands of trees for the ‘Bangalore Surrounding Roads Project’ will permanently damage the city’s environment, finds an EIA by Azim Premji University. The actual number of trees to be cut are far higher than that reported as well, finds the EIA.
A Yelahanka apartment has court orders to not give up land for road widening, while some local residents demand widening. A group of people protested in front of the apartment on Monday, blocking its gates, with police support.
So say south Bangaloreans, on the BBMP’s widening plans for the Outer Ring Road between Silk Board and Mysore Road. Meet B N Venkatesh Murthy who offers alternatives and fiercely criticises the administration.