Around 8,000 trees to be axed for construction of Greenfield Shamli-Ambala highway

2022-01-13 11:38:45 Logistics News (Roadways & Railways)

A total of 7,966 trees will require to be axed for construction of the controlled-access Greenfield Shamli-Ambala highway to be constructed under Bharatmala Pariyojana giving another direct six-lane access between Haryana and Uttar Pradesh

Also, over 750 hectare agriculture land will be acquired and 140 building structures will need to be demolished for the ₹3,660 crore project which is likely to be completed by 2024.

Total 7,966 trees are likely to be affected

 As per the proposed terms of reference (TOR) prepared by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), the project will also include 7.5 hectare forest land in both the states. “Total 7,966 trees are likely to be affected due to the proposed right of way of 60m of which, 250 trees fall on protected land and the remaining 7,716 fall on private agriculture fields,” mentions the brief summary report of the project. “Most of the trees falling along the alignment are part of agro-forestry and the actual number of trees proposed to be felled will be submitted in the final report of environment impact after joint enumeration with appropriate authorities of respective state governments,” it mentioned

Assurances were made that efforts will be made to minimise tree loss by restricting tree cutting with information width. 

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