Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Trees in park to be axed for road

Trees in park to be axed for road


Sharan Poovanna First Published : 02 Aug 2010 04:27:28 AM ISTLast Updated : 02 Aug 2010 08:44:43 AM IST
BANGALORE: The city may be planning to spend crores of rupees to restore lake beds and tree cover in the city, but Kensington Road has a different story to tell.
The road, which runs along Ulsoor Lake, will be widened by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike and 6 meters of land on both sides of the road will be acquired for the project.
Home to many apartments and organisations like the Madras Engineering Group and The Indian Red Cross Organization, this road has a lot to lose if the project is carried out.
The road will be widened to 30 meters.
The walkway and the park next to the lake will have to part with some land for the widening work.
The park has a number of old trees and the lake was cleaned a few years ago by the Madras Engineering Group.
“We are not completely aware of their plans for road widening,” said Uday Kumar, Halasuru corporator.
He said he would speak to officials concerned and the people to reach a consensus on the same.
He said he was not in favour of the same.
“I will hold meetings with the residents and engineers to get opinions on whether the project is required or not,” he said.
He said corporators have voiced their concerns about the issue in the council and the markings have been stopped.

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