Bengaluru: The BBMP and Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has sought permission to cut as many as 29,512 trees to implement various infrastructure projects. For the proposed Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) alone 16,685 trees need to be cut.
A proposal in this regard has been sent to the Karnataka State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (KSEIAA) seeking permission to cut these numbers of trees.
According to the sources, 8,000 trees will be cut or relocated for the proposed 8 road corridors proposed on the city outskirts by the state-owned KRDCL. Another 1,253 trees need to be cut to implement the Namma Metro phase 2.
The activists are likely to raise the issue at the KSEIAA when it opts for the public consultation before taking any decision.
According to the sources, if the state government continues with the proposal of an elevated corridor, the city needs to lose another 3,716 trees, which are not included in this number