MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): Officials of Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited or MahaMetro have long made tall claims of tree plantation drives in the face of much greenery being hacked for the infrastructure project, insisting that they are trying to transplant fully grown trees instead of completely axing them.
However, the Mirror found the onground reality to be quite different. Around five or six trees that were transplanted by this authority from the Nashik Phata-Kasarwadi area in Pimpri-Chinchwad have not survived their new home in Vallabhnagar.
In a much-touted move, Pune Municipal Corporation had transplanted the trees and placed them amid several others, but the shifted ones have now dried up at the new location and seem to be completely ignored.
When quizzed, MahaMetro public relations head Hemant Sonawane said, “We take the utmost care to ensure that most such trees survive. But, in this case, we’ll have to verify what exactly went wrong.”