Mysore: Tree Court rules against felling for road widening

Deputy Conservator of Forests of Mysore Division Shaswathi Mishra announced that two proposals submitted by the MCC seeking permission to axe 143 trees from Race Course Circle up to Lalitha Mahal Arch Gate and 66 trees from the Court Circle up to Somasundaram Circle were rejected, following strong opposition from the general public and members of various environmental groups.

This decision came as a victory for the greens, who had been opposing the MCC’s decision to cut the trees under the garb of developmental works.

The DCF asked the corporation authorities to find out the alternatives in the wake of rejection of the proposals.

The tree court proceedings went on for three hours near the arch gate of Lalitha Mahal Palace Road.

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