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Jayanagar residents protest felling of trees to widen road 8.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
There seems to be no end to tree felling in the city. Whether it's for road-widening or construction of Indira Canteens, many trees have been felled across Bengaluru. In the latest instance, two healthy raintrees in front of the BWSSB office at 36th Cross in Jayanagar 4th 'T' Block were cut down recently to widen the road, angering local residents. Praneeth Sargur, a resident of Jayanagar, demanded why the trees were felled when the road could have been widened around them. "They (BBMP) could have easily widened the road without cutting down these trees. There was enough space for vehicles. Tree felling was unnecessary," he protested. Another resident Jayaram K said: "The civic body has been permitting felling of trees without considering or evaluating the condition of the trees. If we, the residents, are so much concerned about a tree, what about forest department officials? They should be more responsible. Why are they so reckless towards old trees?" 'Disturbing to see' Vinay, a student who lives ...
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Metro project not an excuse to cut trees, says citizen activist 7.8.2017 deccanherald.com
As trees are being marked for felling or trimming to make way for Namma Metro's Gottigere-Nagawara line in Phase 2, citizens and activists are questioning why trees should be touched at all when the wide road allows enough space for the Metro. The Gottigere-Nagawara line, which runs in parallel to Nagasandra-Yelachenahalli line in Phase 1, will connect some of the key corridors which see traffic snarls everyday. Though citizens are elated at a new mode of transport providing a solution to their traffic woes, they are a little disturbed over the green cost the project demands. One of them is Arun Prasad, a citizen activist and a resident of Wilson Garden who is distressed to see almost 245 trees on the Dairy Circle and Jayadeva Hospital stretch red marked to go under the axe to make way for the Metro last week. Prasad claims the Metro line on the stretch is possible even without axing a single tree. He said he has been doing his homework to prove his point and save the green cover and gives instances of ...
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Crowdfunding initiative helps transplant trees in Sarjapur 1.8.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Four trees that were transplanted by residents of Sarjapur through crowdfunding have sprung back to life with new shoots, sending a message to the PWD, which was set to axe them. The PWD had decided to fell more than 200 trees for widening the Dommasandra-Attibele road. Residents of Sarjapur decided to show it to PWD officials that the trees can be saved by transplanting them. Sarjapur Residents Welfare Association raised funds from concerned people and sought help from Ilango Subramanian of Chennai-based Jeyam Landscape and Garden Consultants and tree committee member Vijay Nishanth. On May 13 and 14, three peepal trees and one neem tree were transplanted. While Yamare lake got a peepal tree, the premises of Inventure Academy's International School got two peepal trees and a neem tree. Though the transplantation work took three days, those who were closely involved in the process as well as residents were anxiously waiting for the trees to spring back to life. "Relocating trees had put a lot of ...
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Civic body to ‘go slow’ on Jayamahal, Ballari road widening 25.7.2017 Hindu: Home
Government wants to stay clear of ‘negative’ image ahead of the Assembly elections
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Scores rally against steel flyover 23.7.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Over 500 people from across the city gathered on Sunday morning to cry out “steel flyover beda”. This time, it was at Shivananda Circle where the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has proposed a 326-metre long steel bridge.Carrying placards, they joined hands in silent protest and formed human chains on all four sides of the junction. Local residents and owners of various commercial establishments chorused in unison that there is no need for a flyover, and all that the BBMP needs to do is widen the road near the railway bridge. The state Cabinet had on June 8 given the green signal
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Kumara Park residents oppose steel flyover 21.7.2017 Hindu: Cities
BDA plans to build one near Shivananda Circle
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Once a tree cutter, now a tree saviour 3.7.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Devaraj Lakshmaiah, 48, is a professional tree cutter. He has axed more than 10,000 trees in Bengaluru for various road-widening projects. He has now vowed to translocate trees. The change of heart came dramatically when a few members of Sarjapur Residents Welfare Association were interviewing him for a documentary on translocation of trees. They had also sought his help to prune and translocate a tree from Sarjapur Main Road to a school in Gunjur. "I realised my folly during the interview. I realised that trees, too, have the right to live. I have decided that I will not cut down good trees, but only dead ones," he told DH. Lakshmaiah has been a tree cutter all his life. He earns Rs 500 a day for pruning or cutting down trees. Two months ago, some residents of Sarjapur Main Road contacted him when he was cutting trees on Sarjapur-Attibele Main Road. "They requested me to prune the branches of four trees and help translocate them. When they were filming the whole exercise and I was part of it, I realised ...
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BBMP asks BMRCL to translocate 250 trees 1.7.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
If carried out, this will be the largest exercise aimed at minimising environmental damage in city
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Work on steel bridge to start by July second week 28.6.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Work on steel bridge to start by July second week
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Why Tandraguli residents dread staying home on rainy nights 17.6.2017 Hindu: News
Landslip that killed three children raises questions on safety of the ₹2,639-crore four-laning of NH 66
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Kalka-Shimla highway: A loss of livelihood; lessons to learn 10.6.2017 Business Standard: News Now
Ecological devastation can be prevented with co-operation in planning of projects
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'Illegal' widening of road in Male Mahadeshwara Hills raises hackles 5.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Public Works Department (PWD) has started "widening" the state highway in Male Mahadeshwara Hills (MM Hills) in Chamarajanagar district on the basis of an oral approval received from the Forest Department, angering conservationists. The road cuts through MM Hills and connects Hanur and Ramapura villages via Ajjipura in Kollegal taluk of the district. The PWD is widening and repairing a 4.5-km stretch of the road. "It is disheartening that the road is being widened inside MM Hills within the Hanur buffer zone and that too without a formal approval from the authorities concerned," Shankar, a wildlife conservationist from MM Hills, said. Upgrading roads inside wildlife sanctuaries requires mandatory approvals from the Karnataka State Wildlife Board and the National Board for Wildlife. The Union government has made it clear that no work in the forest cover will start without the written approval of these boards. But the authorities of MM Hills have permitted upgrade of the road in the sanctuary without ...
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On World Environment Day, here's why Bengaluru has reason for hope 5.6.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
When it comes to saving the city from mindless urbanisation, every tree counts. Nobody knows this better than these residents of Sarjapur who got three giant trees (two peepal and a neem) transplanted, when the PWD came with the axe to widen State Highway 35.
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Moving them root and shoot out of axe's reach 5.6.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Over 600 trees may be axed for road widening 2.6.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
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Bengaluru to launch pilot on pod transport 23.5.2017 Hindu: News
The city will soon see a pilot project on the ambitious pod transport method, which is being aggressively pushed by the State government. According to City Development Minister K.J. George, the decisi...
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Trees at Yamare-Sarjapur Circle translocated 14.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Members of Sarjapur Residents' Welfare Association (SRWA) and volunteers completed translocation of three trees in their locality on Sunday. Several trees had to be felled for the road-widening work on Dommasandra-Sarjapur Circle which was being implemented by the Public Works Department. It was then that the SRWA members and the volunteers decided to shift four trees located at Yamare-Sarjapur Circle. Three trees shifted "By Sunday evening three trees were translocated and the fourth one will be completed by early Monday morning. The trees have been shifted to the premises of Inventure Academy at Doddabommasandra. We have signed a memorandum with the Academy for maintaining these trees and will be training the staff on how to take care of them," said Joy V R, an SRWA member. The translocation of the fourth tree, which will be relocated at a villa in Sarjapur, was delayed as one of the cranes was under repair. While two trees are 50 years old, two others are 10 years old, the members said. The members of ...
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Crowdfunding saves 4 Sarjapur trees from axe 14.5.2017 TOI: Bangalore Times
Sarjapur residents have raised Rs 3 lakh via crowdfunding to translocate four trees that were due to be cut to widen a road. The residents' association began the process of translocating the four trees by pruning and applying medicine to the roots on Friday and will complete the process by Sunday.
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Citizens take up tree translocation 13.5.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Tree activists and the members of Sarjapur Residents' Welfare Association (SRWA)have joined hands for saving four trees marked for felling for widening of Dommasandra-Sarjapur Circle. The operation to translocate these trees is in full swing and is expected to be completed by Sunday evening. According to volunteers, around 80 trees had been chopped for the road widening project. The SRWA members took up task of the translocating four trees. Jayam Landscape, a Chennai-based company carried out excavation for shifting the trees and dug pits to relocate them. The residents have raised Rs 3 lakh for the exercise through crowd funding. Among the four trees that are being relocated, three will find a home at the Inventure Academy at Doddabommasandra, while one will be planted at a villa in Sarjapur, according to Raicy Mathew, the environment secretary for SRWA. "The trees will be lifted with the help of a crane and placed in a horizontal position. Later they will be transported to their new location and placed ...
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Citizens crowdfund translocation of trees marked for felling in Sarjapura 13.5.2017 Hindu: Cities
In 18 days, they raised ₹3 lakh to save four trees that will be shifted to various locations in the neighbourhood
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