Mangaluru: Environmental activists protest against tree felling for construction of flyovers

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (DV)

Mangaluru, Oct 3: Environmental activists on Tuesday October 3 protested over tree felling along NH 66 for the construction of flyovers at Nanthoor and KPT junctions.

Several environment activists hit the streets over the felling of trees. They were successful in stopping the felling of trees. The protesters staged a protest at Padua by wrapping the trees cut down with white cloth and garlanding it.

The NHAI has sought permission from the forest department to clear 602 trees on the stretch. As many as 370 small trees will be shifted. Reportedly, the officials are going to cut down 232 trees.

Speaking to, environmental activist Bhuvan said, "The entire report on the number of trees to be axed for the project is bogus. We do not want this project to be another Pumpwell flyover. Without shifting the small trees, the NHAI has started to cut them. Moreover, it is not the right season to shift the small trees. The officials are trying to implement the project without taking environmental activists into confidence.”

The proposed projects are going to adversely affect the citizens of Mangaluru for years to come till a permanent solution is made, claimed the protesting environmental activists. They also added that the tree felling activity was halted by the NHAI officials after the deputy commissioner intervened.






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  • Clarence Tauro, Kulshekar

    Wed, Oct 04 2023

    It's heartening to see environmental activists taking a stand to protect our precious green cover. The concerns raised about the tree felling along NH 66 for the construction of flyovers are valid, especially when it comes to preserving the environment and maintaining the ecological balance. Engaging in peaceful protests and highlighting the importance of responsible construction that considers the impact on nature is crucial. It's essential for all stakeholders, including government agencies and activists, to collaborate and find sustainable solutions that minimize the harm to our environment. Kudos to the activists for their efforts, and let's hope for a thoughtful and eco-friendly approach to infrastructure development in the future.

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  • flavian, chik

    Tue, Oct 03 2023

    Yes protest in front of DFO OFFICE ...

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  • vishwa, Mangalore\USA

    Tue, Oct 03 2023

    Green activists are doing a good job by protecting trees but they need to understand if the flyover is not there then the amount of environmental damage caused by smoke waiting and blocking the traffic at the junction is much greater. If the work is delayed then it becomes another Pumpwell junction and without coming in the front they are responsible for this.

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  • Bhuvan, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 03 2023

    They aren’t making flyover from kpt to nantoor. Their project is to excavate 3.5 and make a underpass road throughout.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 03 2023

    Flyover will be ready only in 2035 all bogus by the NHAI.

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  • Arjun, India

    Tue, Oct 03 2023

    Go check every houses of green activists if they have wooden furniture in houses, problem will be solved in minutes.

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