The Uttarakhand High Court has stayed felling of over 2,000 timber for the widening of Dehradun-Sahastradhara street.
A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Sanjay Kumar Mishra and Justice RC Khulbe has additionally requested the federal government to file a reply inside 4 weeks, whereas fixing June 8 as the following date of listening to.
In the PIL, Dehradun resident Ashish Kumar Garg identified that there was a proposal to axe 2,057 timber for the proposed widening of the Sahastradhara street from Dehradun’s Jogiwala to Kirsali Chowk. He pleaded that the town is already dealing with the brunt of local weather change and temperature goes up.
Earlier, residents and social activists within the state capital had held protests towards the road-widening challenge.
The resolution to widen the 14-km lengthy street from Jogiwala to Kirsali Chowk was taken in September 2021 to make sure quick and straightforward journey from Dehradun to Mussoorie. With the proposed street, the vacationers can attain Mussoorie with out coming into Dehradun’s Rajpur Road. Around Rs 77 crores from the Central Roads Fund (CRF) was sanctioned for the challenge.