Monday, May 18, 2009
Save Trees, Save Bangaluru..,
By Siddu Kaloji
The hue and cry raised by handful residents and environment activists surrounding Lalbagh garden and Nanda Talkies road, Jayanagar 4th block, Bangaluru against the felling of trees to make way for the metro rail have failed to impress the government.
Government decision to go ahead with the project has further intensified the save environment campaign. Bangalore metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) officials have shown their inability to shift the stations to other place and re alignment.
It is very pain full to see decade old trees are being axed for metro rail project on Nanda Talkies road which is known for big trees and rose gardens both sides of the road. If these trees are cut, the beauty and canopy of this place could be vanished.
Residents surrounding Nanda road and environment lovers not against the project, they are against the tree felling. Government should respect the sentiments of the people. Already, thousands of trees felled all over the city on the name of road widening and development. Bangaluru, once known for clam and cool weather is on the verge of loosing its tag as Gardens City of India.
BMRCL officials feel that even a minor change in the plan in this juncture would cause many complications and further delay in implementation of the project. Already this Namma Metro project has been delayed for many reasons and cost of the project is also increased significantly.
It is the responsibility of the government to protect and enrich greenery of the Bangaluru. Otherwise, Bangaluru will become Singapore. But, we will loose Bangaluru.
Pic sourced from: http://www.bmrc.co.in/news.html;http://www.savenandaroad.com
Posted by Siddu at 1:45 AM