Guwahati: For the development of flyovers and roads within the capital metropolis, the Guwahati city has lost over 300 trees, most of them estimated to be round 70 to 80 years old, in the last two years.
According to the statistics, 254 trees have been felled for development of roads underneath Asom Mala scheme, a programme for state highways and main district roads launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in February 2021, in Palashbari under Kamrup East forest division.
Reportedly, the Kamrup east divisional forest officer Rohini Saikia revealed that 12 trees, a few of these oldest, have been felled for development of the flyover at Zoo Road Tiniali.
Earlier, CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on February 1 laid the muse of the development of the 580-metre flyover at a value of around Rs 79 crore on RG Baruah Road.
He mentioned not less than 54 trees had been felled for the development of the 1.2 km two-lane flyover on Supermarket area near the Assam Secretariat. The flyover was inaugurated in November 20221 which was constructed with a value of Rs 127.2 crore.
CM Sarma also informed that no less than 9 trees had been minimize for development of a footbridge at Mahabir Udyan in Fancy Bazar and 6 trees had been felled for development of one other footbridge on GS Road at Khanapara.
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