Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari, on Thursday , held a discussion with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and raised the matter of expediting the process of acquiring the necessary permissions for felling and transplanting trees in the Delhi section of the Dwarka Expressway, a ministry official privy to the matter said.
Senior officials also confirmed that Gadkari had called Kejriwal, and discussed several issues related to the construction work of the elevated road on the expressway, for which over 13,000 trees need to be either cut or transplanted.
A senior official said that Gadkari had met the Delhi CM, after meeting a delegation of Dwarka expressway residents, home buyers and commuters, who had called upon him in Delhi on Thursday. They apprised him of the problems being faced by them due to delay in completion of the highway project and also the lukewarm response from the Delhi government on issue of felling of trees, he added.
Earlier, the same group of residents had called upon Kejriwal on October 17 and transport minister Satyender Jain the following day to push for an early decision on the proposed felling of trees. Read More
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