To stop this move to cut 171 trees in Indiranagar, Bangalore to construct a new complex.
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STOP THIS INCONSIDERATE MOVE by The Bengaluru Development Authority is planning to chop down 171 trees in order to redevelop the BDA Complex.
PLEASE SUPPORT THIS CAUSE BY CHALLENGING THE MOVE AND STOP THIS ATROCITY OF CUTTING TREES IN THE NAME OF DEVELOPMENT. SHARE THIS PETITION ON ALL SOCIAL MEDIA LIKE FACEBOOK,INSTAGRAM WHATSAPP TO STOP THIS MOVE AND LET THEM KNOW WE CARE FOR OUR TREES!
The 30-year-old complex will soon be demolished and a new two-unit complex will come in its place. “The trees may be cut in a few days, depending on when the construction will begin,” a BDA official said.
According to the source, BDA is likely to get the environmental clearance to cut the trees as some of the trees listed are not protected under the Environment Protection Act. These include peepal, banyan, Indian beech, tulip tree, rain tree, silver oak, orchid tree, cherry, champak, java plum, mango, lemon, neem, coconut, jackfruit, subabul tamarind and custard apple trees.
“The BDA is a profit-making entity. When something under our jurisdiction is not profitable, it is our duty to ensure that revenue is generated. Once the new complex comes up in Indiranagar, it can generate Rs 38 crore profit,” the official said.
Reacting strongly to the BDA’s move, Swarna Venkataraman, secretary of Indiranagar 1st Stage resident welfare association, said that the residents of the area will come together and oppose BDA’s move as the complex is located within 75 m of the Kadirenapalya Lake’s buffer zone
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