Pending tree removal permission delaying projects, fix responsibility: Delhi LG to CM

Updated: Aug 18 2022 6:28PM

New Delhi, Aug 18 (PTI) Citing delay in various important projects like Central Vista, Metro Phase IV, Regional Rapid Transit System(RRTS), Dwarka Expressway, due to pending tree removal permission, Delhi Lt Governor VK Saxena has written to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to address the issue and fix responsibility for it.

According to the norms, Delhi government's Forest department has to decide on tree-cutting/ translocation applications within 60 days, but in several cases the pendency has exceeded more than one year, said officials in the LG's office.

"Several major projects have been held up for an unreasonable period of time for want of felling or translocating trees under the Delhi Preservation of Trees permission Act, 1994 by the Department of Forest and Wildlife, GNCTD," Saxena wrote to Kejriwal.