The Gujarat High Court has sought a reply from the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and the state government after a public interest litigation (PIL) questioning the cutting of trees for the six-laning of Sarkhej-Gandhinagar (SG) Highway came up for hearing. The division bench of Acting Chief Justice AS Dave and Justice Biren Vaishnav issued notice to NHAI and the state government directing them to file their reply in the matter by June 27.
The petitioner Arun Buch, 83, has moved to court demanding that the court should restrain the authorities from damaging the natural greenery and tree cover for almost a kilometer of the stretch in Gandhinagar for the development of the Chiloda-Gandhinagar-Sarkhej section of National Highway 147.
Buch has submitted to the court that the stretch witnesses much-less traffic and is used by residents of Gandhinagar for their morning walk. Read More
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