New Delhi, India (Metro Rail Today): Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) has received permission to fell or transplant 2,940 trees in the North Forest Division, and 450 trees in the South Forest Division. Of the total 2,940 trees in the North division, 1,963 will be transplanted, while 977 will be felled.
The permission has been issued by the Deputy Conservator of Forest (North) under the Delhi Preservation of Trees Act, 1994 for the implementation of Phase 4 of the Delhi Metro Rail Project in Delhi-NCR.
"The trees will give way for the metro line between Janakpuri West and Mukarba Chowk, and Mukarba Chowk to Derawal Nagar. The trees will be transplanted to a park at Haiderpur and to the portion near the Outer Ring Road," said the order issued by the Forest department.
The Deputy Conservator of Forest (South) has also granted permission for the removal of 450 trees for the Khanpur to Sangam Vihar section of the proposed 23.6-km long metro line between Aerocity and Tughlakabad. However, 30,000 saplings will also be planted as compensatory plantations on the Yamuna floodplains.
A total of 20,000 saplings will be planted between the ITO bridge and NH-24, and another 10,000 saplings between Geeta Colony Bridge and Shantivan Drain.
It is pertinent to mention here that due to felling about 2,100 trees for making a carshed for the Mumbai Metro's Line 3 (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz), the Government of Maharashtra (GoM) has stopped the carshed plan and decided to relocate from Aarey to Kanjurmarg.
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