Despite HC’s stay trees being cut down

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Oct 2017 10:30:30


Staff Reporter,


A case of contempt of Court has been filed for cutting down the trees for Chilfi-Salhewara road despite the stay order issued by the High Court.
Petitioner Nitin Singhvi, while a hearing on his petition for conservation of Tigers, told the High Court that work on Chilfi-Salhewara road was going on and the trees have cut down even after stay.

It’s notable that Petitioner had took objections on the widening of aforementioned road, citing the facts that it’s a tiger corridor between Bhoramdev and Kanha and that widening of road would endanger the wild animals.
The National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and Wildlife Institute of India had also opposed the project. There at least 3,500 trees of forest area and 500 trees in revenue area are proposed to cut for widening.

Government demanded 7 days to submit the reply. Meanwhile, Court ordered that the stay will continue and the next hearing will be held after a week.
Chhattisgarh Road Development Corporation had awarded the contract for widening of this 60 kilometres long single lane road to a New Delhi based firm Gannon Dunkerly & Company was given the work order on June 3, 2017.