Stop the cutting of 60 trees in Sector-17 for construction of Over-bridge
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Stop the cutting of 60 trees in Sector-17 for construction of Over-bridge

    1. Dr. Gaurav Chhabra
    2. Petition by

      Dr. Gaurav Chhabra

      Chandigarh, India

THE TREES ARE SPEECHLESS BUT WE ARE THEIR VOICE !!

Cutting 60 fully grown trees in centre of Chandigarh for constructing an overbridge exclusively for 'cars' is such an irresponsible act of environmental destruction.

It's of common knowledge that there is not much traffic volume on this road from Taj Hotel to KC theatre,as compared to many other places in the city, constructing an overbridge here is not just a waste of public money but shall also destroy the local environment.

Hence more eco-friendly solutions must be sought for by the Adminsitration by involving citizens' opinions and professional help of qualified experts in the field.

Le Corbusier the planner of Chandigarh said :

“The seed of Chandigarh is well sown. It is for the citizens to see that the tree flourishes”.

 

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Ans: Yes definitly,infact much more than what one might think.

1. It helps to create awareness online.
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Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Meeting with Traders Association Sector -17 representatives

      Dr. Gaurav Chhabra
      Petition Organizer

      I met the president of Traders Association and its great to learn that even they don't want the Over-bridge to come up because it is not needed at all. This synergy will help to save the trees for sure.
      They had a meeting today and have also released a press note today in this regard.

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. On Ground campaign on 6th March - CHIPKO MOVEMENT- CHANDIGARH

      Dr. Gaurav Chhabra
      Petition Organizer

      We as citizens of Chandigarh love our trees and are gathering to 'HUG THE TREES' on ground-zero i.e near KC theater, Sector-17. This event is not being organized by any NGO or group but is a combined effort of citizens who really care for their city!
      REMEMBER...OXYGEN YOU BREATHE...IS THEIR GIFT TO US!!!
      Join in!!!

    5. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Manik Khosla CHANDIGARH, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      No one has the right to destroy Chandigarh's most precious property.....

      ITS GREENERY.....

      Save it.....

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    • Rohan Chopra PANCHKULA, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Urbanisation shouldn't come at the expense to tampering with nature!

      Employ public money in road constructions at other places in the city which are actually suffocated with traffic.

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    • Akshuna Bakshi LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Because being a responsible and conscious citizen in mind is of no use till that consciousness is translated into ground actions !

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    • Manav Bali CHANDIGARH, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      CHandigarh Greenery cant be compromise

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    • Ashutosh Pathak CHANDIGARH, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Giving lame reasons for cutting down trees is not acceptable. Use better reasons like making 17 a vehicle free zone, constructing multiple level parkings, ensuring vehicles are not parked on roads (this one is very imp). I also want to ask Administration, why the underground parking spaces of sector 17 are not utilized fully? What Administration also has to realize is building over bridges or making more lanes is not going to help citizens, if you can't restrict them from parking at designated places.

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