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BBMP, BMRCL axe 30 trees for underground metro despite police complaint

Jun 8, 2020, 2:14 PM IST

Bengaluru: Despite objections and a police complaint against the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Bengaluru Metropolitan Rail Corporation Limited’s (BMRCL) plan to cut 165 trees between Bannerghatta Road and Shoolay Circle, about 30 trees were axed on Sunday (June 7). According to complainant advocate S Umesh, the civic agency had done this “killing act” on holiday despite an assurance from a BBMP forest officer. Umesh said there were many trees that were 10 to 15 years old and could have been translocated but the palike just killed them. Now he says he will take the matter to Karnataka high court.

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