CEC panel conducts site inspection for tree felling

2022.10.21 (Vrindavan Today News): The Proposed four lane road connecting the Yamuna Expressway from Vrindavan is about to get green nod. The Central Empowerment Committee constituted by the Supreme Court of India conducted a site inspection on Wednesday, to decide if the permission for the tree felling be given to build the new four-lane road. The team submitted their report in the Supreme Court on Friday.

The construction activities of the nearly 7.3 Km four lane extending from Vrindavan Pagal Baba to the Maant area crossing Yamuna is moving fast. Nearly Rs 255 crore has been allocated for this project. From this amount, nearly Rs 55 crore has been allocated for the construction of a bridge on Yamuna and Rs 55 crore has been apportioned for the construction of the road. The remaining Rs 145 crore is assigned for the acquisition of land.

The Public Works Department had sought permission for felling of nearly 1032 trees that are obstructing the construction of the expressway. It has handed over around 10.3 acre of land to the forestry department to plant 10 times bigger number of trees as compensation. The Central Empowerment Committee inspected the area in the order of permission on Wednesday. The two member CEC comprising of former Union Environment Secretary P.V. Jayakrishnan Amarnath Shetty made the inspection in presence of the PWD Executive Engineer Sansawir Singh, Assistant Engineer BC Mishra, DFO Rajnikant Mittal, Forest Ranger Brijesh Parmar. PWD’s Assistant Engineer BC Mishra informed that the CEC team has submitted its report to the Supreme Court on Friday.

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