Considering the poor condition of the trees along the roadsides due to construction of cement roads, the Nagpur Municipal corporation Commissioner directed the concerned authorities to ensure that space was left around trees between the footpath and newly-constructed cement roads in the Nagpur city.
The construction of new cement roads across the city has choked the existing plants along the sides of footpath and roads. This created a fear of losing the natural greenery and hampered the growth of the plants in the city eventually killing the tree.
This issue has been brought to the notice of Municipal Commissioner Abhijit Bangar by the founder of Green Vigil foundation, Kaustubh Chatterjee. Recognizing the seriousness of the issue, Bangar discussed the matter with the concerned officials at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s new administrative building.
Additional commissioner Aziz Sheikh, additional commissioner Ram Joshi and founder of Green Vigil Foundation Kaustubh Chatterjee were present in the meeting.
Speaking on the issue, Chatterjee said that the cement roads being constructed under the Nagpur development plan, are chocking the trees along the sides of roads. It covers the soil blocking the flow of rain water to the roots which gradually leads to weakening of trees, he added.
Bangar took a serious note of the issue and asked the concerned road authorities to immediately create spaces for the trees. He also directed the contractor to leave the space around the trees in the ongoing construction work.