The lush greenery in New Bhopal will be a thing of past. The government has given a go-ahead to Gammon India for cutting nearly 1,000 trees for the Central Business District (CBD) that will come up in TT Nagar.
The State government and the bureaucrats have once again bared their intentions: Killing this beautiful City of Lakes and Gardens. The citizens must rise in protest. They also have a responsibility.
Has a single citizen yet decided to file a PIL against this upcoming ecological disaster. The Dainik Bhaskar today published a report but unfortunately it was also a party and when it lost the bid and the land was given to Gammon India, it has joined the protestors.
The need of the hour is to take a firm stand against the irresponsible act of felling such a great number of trees. Indore has already been turned into a desert. Soon Bhopal will also become a similar urban mass of concrete sans any greenery.
It's a fraud to cut trees and say that development comes at a price. How can the act of injecting poison in green trees to kill them, be tolerated by us? Give a thought to future. Time to wake up and protest.
Do whatever you can do. Send emails, write letters to editors of newspapers, create awareness and try to instill a feeling among your friends to stop such nonsensical projects and force govt to take back its decision.