UTTARAKHAND: The Uttarakhand High Court has stayed the felling of over 2,000 trees for the widening of the Dehradun-Sahastradhara road. The next date of hearing is on June 8.
A division bench of Justice Sanjay Kumar Mishra and Justice RC Khulbe has also asked the government to file a reply within four weeks.
In the PIL, Dehradun resident Ashish Kumar Garg pointed out that there was a proposal to cut down 2,057 trees to widen Sahastradhara road from Dehradun’s Jogiwala to Kirsali Chowk. He also pleaded that the city is already facing the brunt of climate change and the temperature is increasing day by day.
The decision to widen the road started from Jogiwala and ended at Kirsali Chowk was taken in September 2021 to ease travel from Dehradun to Mussoorie. With the proposed road, the tourists can reach Mussoorie without entering Dehradun’s Rajpur Road. Around Rs, 77 crores from the Central Roads Fund (CRF) was sanctioned for the project.
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