Environmentalists force authorities to terminate tree-cutting at Dadar

On Thursday morning, when the officials of the tree authority came to cut trees, the environmentalists on Vaidya Road tried to stop the work and later complained against the municipal officials refusing to stop the work at Shivaji Park police station.

  • Environmentalists force authorities to terminate tree-cutting at Dadar
  • Environmentalists force authorities to terminate tree-cutting at Dadar
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Eventually, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has put a pause on cutting 51 trees at D.L.Vaidya Marg, Dadar. Axing down trees from roots is unauthorised and when some environmentalists realised this, they immediately rushed to stop the wrongdoing. Environmentalist Kunal Birwadkar told Mumbai Live, “On Thursday morning, the environmentalists tried to stop the authorities from continuing and were successful in stopping it by Friday.”

On June 9, a tree fell on people after the roots were weakened due to rain and injured four. After the incident, the municipal corporation pruned the whole trees instead of pruning them by 18 cm. Not only this, the authorities pruned down trees at many streets in Dadar West along with the D.L.Vaidya Marg trees.



Following which, the work to prune trees located on the D.L. Vaidya Marg began from Tuesday. More than 10 trees were completely axed down. The pruning of trees till the roots is illegal and in response to this, the tree-lovers were enraged and totally opposed the misdeed.

On Thursday morning, when the officials of the tree authority came to cut trees. The environmentalists on Vaidya Road tried to stop the work and later complained against the municipal officials refusing to stop the work at Shivaji Park police station.

Currently, the pruning work has been interrupted and will presumably begin again from Monday after the senior officials make a decision regarding the same. The officials mentioned that the senior’s decision will be the final word. Kunal strongly expressed that if the work of pruning begins again on Monday, then he will ensure that he stops it again.

 


Some of the trees at Vaidya Road are more than 150 years old and the residents have re-sown trees at places where the trees were uprooted by the officials.

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