NGT Gears Up To Protect Delhi Trees

NGT Gears Up To Protect Delhi Trees
  • The Principal Bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) issued contempt of court notices to the Engineer-in-Chief of the Public Works Department and the Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (APCCF) of the Forest Department of the Delhi Government for allegedly defying its orders of leaving 1 metre space while undertaking construction near trees, and cutting the roots of hundreds of trees.
  • It also directed them to cover the cut roots immediately.
  • Earlier NGT had issued stern warning to both the departments over causing damaged to the trees.
  • According to a complaint:
    • Despite the trees being marked by NGT, PWD during road construction had cut their roots, causing felling of some.
    • This is apparently the norm practised for inducing felling of trees that have restrictions placed over them.
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