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Road widening will yield windfall for erstwhile royal family 6.4.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
Expected to get over ₹2,442 crore in TDR certificates for handing over part of Palace Grounds to widen Ballari Road and Jayamahal Road
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Widening of NH 75 between Hassan, BC Road set to begin 3.4.2017 Deccan Herald - State
With the clearing of roadside trees nearly coming to a close, the stage is set for the commencement of civil work on widening a portion of National Highway 75 connecting Hassan and Bantwal Cross (BC)Road. However, the stretch passing through Shiradi Ghat is not included in the project as the government is planning to construct a tunnel in this section. A detailed project report is being prepared for the proposed tunnel project. The widening of the highway between Nelamangala and Hassan has been completed. The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had invited tenders to remove 3,070 trees to make way for the four-lane highway between Hassan and Maranahalli, near Sakaleshpur. According to official sources, no less than 6,000 trees have been axed in the forest and on revenue and private lands. However, NHAI as well as the Forest department are guarded while sharing information regarding the number of trees that were felled. The road work between Hassan and Maranahalli is being taken up by Isolux ...
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Sarjapur residents protest felling of trees for road-widening 25.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
To raise the issue of age-old trees being cut down due to the recent road-widening work at Sarjapur, an awareness walk was held by Sarjapur Resident Welfare Association (SRWA). The RWA members, who in the recent past have witnessed felling of a number of trees due to road-widening on Dommasandra-Sarjapur Circle, pressured the state government to look at possibilities of replanting and relocating these old trees before the next phase of road-widening is implemented on Sarjapur-Attibele Road. "The road-widening work is being undertaken by Karnataka Public Works Department (PWD). We became aware of the issue only after the road work started and are now doing our best to save at least the banyan and peepal trees. On the Dommasandra-Sarjapur Circle stretch, work has gone on in full swing and many trees, some more than 150 years old, have already been axed," said Joy V R, secretary, SRWA. The volunteers and RWA members plan to submit a signature appeal to the Forest department, PWD and Anekal Town Planning ...
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Over 3,000 trees being felled to widen NH 75 24.3.2017 Hindu: News
NHAI has taken up upgrading of the two-lane carriageway into four-lane
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The new reality 8.3.2017 Deccan Herald - Thursday
Blaring horns, traffic jams, potholed roads, unpaved footpaths and unbridled construction — these are the sights and sounds of Bengaluru now. No wonder the city slipped to the 16th position in a city-wide urban governance survey done by Janaagraha, a city-based NGO. A total of 21 cities in the country were covered in the survey. The results indicated several systemic inadequacies in the city's governance that could affect public service delivery. Citizens feel that an expanding population has a lot to do with this. Rama Mani, who works with an IT firm, says that the infrastructure in the city is not able to handle the large number of people residing here. "This has also added to the vehicular movement which in turn, has lead to increased pollution levels," she says, adding "The improper communication between civic bodies and the public is also a cause for concern." She explains that the recent power cuts clearly indicate how civic bodies like BESCOM aren't able to cater to the needs of the ...
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Bengaluru wins again: Plan to chop 112 trees on hold 8.3.2017 TOI: Cities
After the scrapping of the expensive steel flyover project, here's yet another reason for hope: the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has decided to defer the widening of Jayamahal Road until it gets clearance from every authority concerned.
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Greenie in the bottle: Man's quest for tree cover hits new high 4.3.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Greenie in the bottle: Man's quest for tree cover hits new high
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Focus shifts to widening Ballari Road 2.3.2017 Deccan Herald - City
With the government scrapping the steel flyover project, the focus is back on the widening of Ballari Road.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) needs to widen the road to ease traffic snarls. In the name of addressing traffic congestion, the government had proposed the steel flyover whose estimated cost was escalated from Rs 1,350 crore to around Rs 2,200 crore.

The main stumbling block to widening the road is acquiring a portion of Palace Grounds from the erstwhile royal family of Mysuru.

The High Court of Karnataka recently ordered the BBMP to speed up the land acquisition by issuing the Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) to the royals.

A senior BBMP engineer said, "The first step is to get the land and translocate the trees. Trees which cannot be translocated will have to be cut down. Thereafter, green spaces on the road will have to be increased to compensate for the loss of trees."
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Follow Act while felling trees, forum tells BBMP 1.3.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Members of the Environment Support Group (ESG) have objected to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) proposal to fell 112 trees for widening Jayamahal Road.

ESG members on February 27 asked Additional Chief Secretary (Urban Development) Mahendra Jain to ensure that tree felling is not allowed in any urban infrastructure project unless they are comprehensively approved under the Karnataka Town and Country Planning Act, 1961 (KTCPA).

ESG urged Jain to direct civic agencies to institute procedures to protect trees as directed by the Karnataka High Court.
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Making space for biodiversity in urban areas 27.2.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
A few years ago, almost every day, I took my coffee in the balcony, observing the extremely animated and expeditious parakeets that never failed to keep an appointment with the old trees huddled on the side of the road. A year later, there were no trees, and more birds went homeless. Richard Mabey once said, "To be without trees would, in the most literal way, to be without our roots." By being a mute witness to this slow and deliberate felling of trees in the city, we are unknowingly parting ways with our much-coveted memories, experiences and with it a part of our culture. A recent report released by the Azim Premji University, Bengaluru states that we are set to lose 2244 trees, and 205 saplings from 71 species and 26 families to the proposed steel flyover and road- widening projects. A city known for trees like fig and neem that clean our air and cool our surroundings are all going to be axed, rendering the sky empty of birds. Disastrous impacts Bengaluru's population has been increasing steadily ...
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BBMP firm on axing trees, says unhappy lot can file objections 26.2.2017 Deccan Herald - City
Officials in the Forest Cell of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), who are handling scores of emails and objections from people opposing the proposed axing of 112 trees for widening Jayamahal Road, have suggested that those who are unhappy with the move can register their complaints with tree officers. BBMP Deputy Conservator of Forests and Head of the Tree Committee Appu Rao told DH that in a span of 10 days they had received around 30,000 emails from Bengalureans on the proposal to cut trees to widen the 2.8-km road. "We are scrutinising the responses. But after a discussion with the BBMP commissioner, we (the BBMP officials) have decided that 70 trees have to be cut and 45 have to be translocated. There is no other choice as these trees are old and dangerous. If people are unhappy with the idea, they can approach the tree officers and file their objections," he said. According to rules under the amended Tree Act and the directions of the Karnataka High Court, the project will be scrutinised ...
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BBMP gets 13,610 emails against felling of trees on Jayamahal Road 17.2.2017 deccanherald.com
In an overwhelming response, the BBMP has received 13,610 emails against the felling of trees from Jayamahal Road, Mehkri Circle to Cantonment railway station. The BBMP had invited public objections to its proposal to cut 112 trees to widen the road. Deputy Conservator of Forest (BBMP) Appu Rao said that all emails were in opposition to the felling of trees. "We cannot go against the people's wish, but the project warrants their removal. There are more than 300 trees to be axed, but due to public outrage, we zeroed in on 112 trees," said Rao. In view of the protest, BBMP has decided to translocate nearly 40 trees. "There are certain parameters to translocate trees. They should not be more than 40 cm in diameter. Else, translocation will not be possible. Most of these trees are weak and can fall on people. We will have to run the risk of retaining these age old trees," said Rao. The translocation of the trees will be done by the BBMP's engineering wing, Rao ...
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Over 850 objections, 1,200 signatures against cutting trees on Jayamahal Road 16.2.2017 Hindu: News
The mobile phones of civic officials have been ringing almost non-stop since the BBMP made the announcement
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Cause of concern 15.2.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Fluctuating temperatures and sudden seasonal shifts have become common in Bengaluru since the past couple of years. The increase in the population has increased the pollution levels in the city too. At a time when the planet is already in a bad shape, the BBMP is keen on widening the roads and building flyovers by planning to cut down 112 trees on Jayamahal road. This is for the purpose of the construction of the proposed steel flyover between Basaveshwara Circle and Hebbal. The BBMP offered the public to raise their objections, if any, on this move. This has been an issue of concern among people and is creating a stir with many opposing the step. Mohit Srivastava, a volunteer with 'SayTrees', says, "This is obviously not the right thing to do and ideally the authorities will have better knowledge about the impact of this move on the environment. Since the development of the city cannot be controlled, at any point, it should be made sure to raise the same number of trees that are cut down or even more to ...
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Citizens, greens to paint love messages on Jayamahal Road trees today 14.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Citizens, greens to paint love messages on Jayamahal Road trees today
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Greenocide continues in Bengaluru: Not 112, Jayamahal Road will lose 892 trees 14.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Greenocide continues in Bengaluru: Not 112, Jayamahal Road will lose 892 trees
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Citizens to BBMP: Don't kill trees to widen road 12.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Citizens to BBMP: Don't kill trees to widen road
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Human chain to save Jayamahal trees 12.2.2017 Hindu: Bangalore
This is the second such protest in the city in recent times
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Human chain to oppose tree felling on Jayamahal Road 11.2.2017 deccanherald.com
Citizens from different parts of the city formed a human chain from Jayamahal Road to Mehkri Circle on Saturday to raise their voice against Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) proposal to axe 112 trees on Jayamahal Road to widen the stretch. The citizens marched and formed a 1.3 km-long human chain holding placards and catching the attention of motorists and pedestrians as they raised slogans 'Beke Beku, Mara Beku,' 'Steel Flyover Beda,' 'Save Trees, Save Bengaluru.' A few wore black masks to symbolise decreasing oxygen levels due to felling of trees. Shobha Nair, who came with her child, said she has fond memories of Jayamahal Main Road and the stretch is known for its huge trees. She said: "The future generation will have no air to breathe if trees are cut at this rate. There are ways to widen roads without felling trees." A public notice was earlier issued by the BBMP to cut 112 full-grown trees for widening work, which is part of the proposed steel bridge project. Trustee member from ...
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Citizens form human chain to save trees on Jayamahal road 11.2.2017 TOI: All Headlines
Citizens form human chain to save trees on Jayamahal road
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