Wednesday, April 21, 2004

The Cubbon Road controversy

The Governor of Karnataka state, T N Chaturvedi of all people kicked up a row when he requested the BMP to trim the trees that line the VVIP thoroughfare, Cubbon Road (a sight for sore eyes in good times, both sides lined by huge rain trees casting a protective shadow over the road and the median lined with Ashoka trees), in the interest of "VIP Security" as the canopies were apparently obstructing motorists' view. The BMP was only too glad to oblige. Along came the butchers and promptly chopped entire trees off. Thankfully the public cried foul and the media went to town and another 240 trees were spared of a similar plight.


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