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PWD plans axing of trees for road widening, Sangrur residents fume

Parvesh Sharma

Press Reporter News Service

Sangrur, April 29

After axing timber from inside roads of Sangrur, the proposal of the PWD to chop extra timber from the outskirts of the town, has angered the residents once more.

“Majority of Sangrur metropolis roads have turn out to be with out timber up to now three years. Now, the PWD officers have determined to axe full-grown timber from the outskirts. The officers ought to transplant these timber at different areas as an alternative of axing them,” mentioned Inderpal Singh, AAP founder member.

The PWD has determined to widen roads, together with the stretch from Patiala gate to Patiala street, whereas one other from Police Traces to Barnala street.

“Regardless of being well-aware of the truth that we should plant extra saplings to avoid wasting the surroundings, the PWD officers are axing timber with none mercy. The CM should look into the matter,” mentioned Hardeep Singh, a neighborhood resident.

Earlier, on nearly all roads there have been quite a few timber. However they had been axed throughout development of assorted roads. Harmale Singh, SDO, PWD (NH), mentioned that they had deposited Rs 66 lakh with the Forest Division to transform 2.315 hectares of forest land into into non-forest land. “We have now acquired the primary approval. We’re ready for the second approval from the Union Authorities. We are going to guarantee sufficient plantation to keep up the inexperienced cowl after four-laning of street from Khurana to Barnala bypass,” he mentioned.

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