scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Friday, July 01, 2022

Napean Sea Road residents unite to save trees

The residents of Napean Sea Road on Tuesday carried out a campaign,inspired by the Chipko Movement,to save more than 100 trees in their locality from getting axed because of a road widening project.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai |
February 18, 2009 4:19:04 am

A…organise a campaign againt felling of 100 trees for a road

The residents of Napean Sea Road on Tuesday carried out a campaign,inspired by the Chipko Movement,to save more than 100 trees in their locality from getting axed because of a road widening project.

“Napean Sea Road is witnessing a mass road widening operation for which the civic body is suggesting the cutting of trees. It is unfortunate that the civic body treats this area as a highway and not as a residential area,” said Bittu Sehgal,noted wildlife expert and a resident of the area who started the movement.

The movement saw a large number of children and senior citizens participating in it. Ten-year-old Kiah Shah hugged an ancient tree near her home on Napean Sea Road and tied a green ribbon around it to stop it from being cut. “The trees are important for us. They make the neighbourhood look beautiful. Cars will just increase noise and air pollution hence I am here to protect them,’ said Kiah.

Best of Express Premium
Explained: What unchanged small savings rates mean for banks, saversPremium
Fadnavis stunned, but BJP clear about reasons, kept Eknath Shinde in loopPremium
Don’t ignore the services sectorPremium
With Shinde in seat, BJP defangs Uddhav, next stop BMCPremium

The residents said that what they need is high-quality footpaths with these trees as shade. “Rather than arbitrarily undertaking road widening what we want is proper footpaths on both sides of the road which can facilitate pedestrian movement,” added Sehgal.  

UPSC KEY Have you seen our section dedicated to helping USPC aspirants decode daily news in the context of their exams?

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest Mumbai News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement