NEW DELHI, INDIA (Metro Rail News): Implementing the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) requires the felling of around 260 trees and transplantation of 280 trees in the National Capital. The Environment Department has given clearance for 1.69 hectares of land. In the RRTS project, 543 trees will be cut down.
The Ministry has asked the National Capital Region Transport Corporation to transplant 280 trees on the land, joining Delhi-Noida Direct flyway on the Western bank of Yamuna. NCRTC has also been asked to deposit Rs. 3.09 crore as the security amount as compensation for the plantation of 5,430 saplings of neem, pilkhan, gular, peepal, amaltas, bargad, desi kikar etc. The official notification has stated the 5,430 saplings of native species need to be transplanted by the user agency.