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    HC urged to give verdict on trees early

    Santosh Sonawane| TNN | Updated: Oct 10, 2017, 23:42 IST
    Nashik: The national high division of the PWD has appealed to the Bombay high court to pass its verdict soon on the hacking of over 250 trees to facilitate road-widening work.

    The issue of hacking the trees meant for widening a 2km stretch along the Nashik-Pune highway, from Sinnar Phata to Darna river, is in the high court.

    A senior PWD official said the proceedings of the PIL filed against the hacking of trees have been completed and the court has to announce its verdict now. "The entire road-widening work between Nashik and Sinnar has been completed and only the 2km stretch remains incomplete," the official said. "We have mentioned in the application submitted to the high court that the pollution level due to the continuous traffic jams on the 2km road stretch, where the work has been pending, is 10 times more than the oxygen being emitted by the 286 trees," he said.

    The PWD is hopeful that its application will be taken into consideration and the high court will announce its verdict at the earliest.

    The 2km stretch from Sinnar Phata to Darna river on the Nashik Pune highway witnesses continuous traffic jams. The highway authorities have removed all the remaining encroachment and cleared the area for road widening, the authorities are awaiting a nod from the high court to clear the trees.

    A large number of residential areas have come up along the highway at this 2km stretch. The residents have also expressed the demand for widening of the road.

    Rajesh Sabat, a resident of Kharjul Mala, Nashik Road said, "It is risky to cross this highway, but we resident do it repeatedly everyday. The road is very narrow for two-way traffic. The trucks, containers, buses and other vehicles continuously ply on this road."

    He added, "crossing the road amid this rush is a huge risk every time especially for eldery citizens and children."

    The widening work of Nashik-Pune highway began about three and a half years back. Only this 2km stretch has been left out. The Nashik Pune road witnesses heavy rush of vehicles, round the clock. A large number of vehicles also ply between Sinnar and Nashik, as both these places have a large number of industries.









    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/61027640.cms


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