Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cutting trees illegally in the heart of Mumbai in broad daylight

There is a new building coming up next to ours. There is a 50 year old tree in this compound, which is being hacked down even as I write this - in broad daylight ! The work is being done by a worker from the Bombay Municipal Corporation, even though the avowed policy of the Corporation is to protect trees and create a green city !

We called the BMC hotline at 1916 - but no one picked up for over 30 minutes.

We called the Colaba Police Station, who sent a constable, who then promised " to look into the matter" !

The tragedy is the trees continue to be mercilessly hacked down in Mumbai, while the authorities look the other way - and we call ourselves a civilised society !

While the cutting has been stopped for sometime, it's my prediction that the tree will be cut down in the next 2-3 weeks, to help in the
beautification of the new tower" which is coming up !

1 comment:

  1. Cutting down trees can cause soil erosion and big flood.


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