Amritsar, June 18
Finally, the Amritsar Development Authority (ADA) has assured NGOs that it would save around 200 trees at Old Jail Complex by revising their previous plan. Now, the ADA has decided not to cut existing trees in parks situated in residential areas.
Jagwinderjit Singh Grewal, Additional Administrator, ADA, said, “We were already planning to save the maximum trees before the allotment of plots. Now, we will cut only those trees that exist alongside the roads. As many as 200 trees will be saved with this move.”
Activists of an NGO had been protesting against the cutting of centuries-old trees for the past several days. A few days ago, they tried to stop labourers from cutting the trees. They approached Deputy Commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha and senior officials of the ADA in this regard. After the intervention of the DC and local politicians, the ADA made minor changes in their plan to save the trees for residential colony.
Ajay Babbar, director, Mission Aagaaz, thanked the DC and ADA officials for showing their concern towards the fully grown trees. The ADA had planned to cut 943 trees on the jail premises to develop a residential colony. — TNS
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