Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has accepted a proposal to remove and transplant 78 trees for the development of a brand new upkeep shed for Vande Bharat trains right here, an official assertion stated on Monday.
The approval was given on the situation that the Railways will plant 780 new saplings, the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) stated within the assertion.
The authorities obtained a proposal from the Railways for eradicating and transplanting 78 trees to clear the development web site. Kejriwal has accepted the proposal within the nationwide curiosity, it stated.
The Railways has proposed to arrange a practice shed in Shakur Basti. However, sure patches of trees had been obstructing the development of the location, in accordance to the assertion.
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It had written to the Environment and Forests Department of the Delhi authorities looking for approval for the elimination of eight trees and transplantation of 70 trees to clear the location, the CMO added.
“The Railways critically need modern infrastructure. This approval will help the nation get better facilities. We are actively ensuring that modern developments do not adversely impact Delhi and are mandating 10x compensatory plantation for any tree that gets affected,” the assertion stated.
(With inputs from PTI)