Expressway News Over 5,100 Trees Will Be Cut In The National Capital During The Construction Of The Six-lane Delhi-Saharanpur Highway
Highway News: More than 5 thousand trees will be cut...
Highway News: More than 5 thousand trees will be cut during the construction of the six-lane Delhi-Saharanpur Highway. This information has been received from the official documents of the National Highways Authority of India- NHAI. Over 5,104 trees will be cut in the national capital during the construction of the six-lane Delhi-Saharanpur highway.
Forest land trees are to be cut in the construction of the highway
According to the Deputy Conservator of Forests (Central), 5,104 trees will be cut on the estimated forest land. It is worth noting that the total area of 9.58 hectares in Delhi is estimated to be forest land. However, in lieu of cutting these trees, plantation will be done at NTPC Eco Park Badarpur at a cost of Rs 8.66 crore as compensation. The Delhi portion of the Delhi-Saharanpur highway extends from the Akshardham National Highway-Nine Junction to the city limits with Uttar Pradesh.
There was no violation of the Forest (Conservation) Act
As per the site inspection report of the Deputy Conservator of Forests, no violation of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 has been reported. Further, this forest area is not part of any national park, any wildlife sanctuary, biosphere reserve, tiger reserve, elephant sanctuary or wildlife migration corridor. Also, it does not fall in any eco-sensitive zone. However, this area is located at a distance of 5.45 km from the Okhla Bird Sanctuary site.
target to be completed in two and a half years
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has set a target of completing the six-lane Delhi-Saharanpur highway in two and a half years. After its construction, it will be easy to reach Saharanpur and Dehradun. Along with this, the problem of jam on both these roads will be removed due to reduced pressure of vehicles on Khajuri Pushta Road and Wazirabad Road. This highway is proposed under Bharatmala project. Its length will be 150 km. The work on the second, third and fourth phases of the 140.55 km stretch of the highway from UP border (Loni) to Saharanpur is already underway.
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