Uttarakhand HC stays felling of over 2,000 bushes for highway widening

The Uttarakhand Excessive Court docket has stayed felling of over 2,000 bushes for the widening of Dehradun-Sahastradhara highway.

A division bench of Appearing Chief Justice Sanjay Kumar Mishra and Justice RC Khulbe has additionally requested the federal government to file a reply inside 4 weeks, whereas fixing June 8 as the following date of listening to.

Within the PIL, Dehradun resident Ashish Kumar Garg identified that there was a proposal to axe 2,057 bushes for the proposed widening of the Sahastradhara highway from Dehradun’s Jogiwala to Kirsali Chowk. He pleaded that the town is already going through the brunt of local weather change and temperature goes up.

Earlier, residents and social activists within the state capital had held protests towards the road-widening mission.

The choice to widen the 14-km lengthy highway from Jogiwala to Kirsali Chowk was taken in September 2021 to make sure quick and straightforward journey from Dehradun to Mussoorie. With the proposed highway, the vacationers can attain Mussoorie with out getting into Dehradun’s Rajpur Street. Round Rs 77 crores from the Central Roads Fund (CRF) was sanctioned for the mission.

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