Vigil against road construction

Residents from surrounding areas, environment support groups and students from the Indian Institute of Science participated in the vigil organised by the Rotary Club of Yelahanka.

Local residents expressed concern about the depleting green cover and demanded a comprehensive environmental impact assessment before the commencement of any work.
Dr Sujatha, a resident said “This is the last green patch of land in this area. The construction of this road could have serious repercussions on the ground water reserves in surrounding areas.”

Residents also said that the construction of the road was a violation of the Town and Country Planning Act and were planning to file a public interest litigation (PIL) against the government. C R Bharat, the President of the Rotary Club of Yelahanka and a resident of Vidyaranyapura said that the vigil was just a start.

“We will file a PIL against the move at the Karnataka High Court. Further we are going to launch an e-petition where Bangaloreans from all over the city and the world can express their support for this cause.”

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