Earlier we have reported causes of undergoing urbanization activities in Sakleshpur.
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More on this issue, here is more bad news, Latest reports by National Highway Authority of India (NHAI),Ongoing four-laned road widening project between Hassan and Mangaluru will cost 11,000 full-grown trees.
We have earlier reported that experts pointing at the underlying lack of logic, understanding and due diligence while taking up a project of such enormous civic and environmental consequences.
According to recent report by timesofindia, Nearly 11,000 trees(both big and small) will be chopped off to widen road between Hassan and Dakshina Kannada, 50% of trees on either side of the road has been already chopped.
Road widening project has been taken up in two phases, The first phase will cover Hassan-Maranhalli stretch (48km), while the second one covers Maranhalli-BC Road stretch (63km) at cost of Rs 1500 crore to be completed in two years.
Officials said acquiring of land required for widening,construction of toll plaza,bypass road at Palya, bridges,bus shelters,service roads,underpasses is completed and land owners have been compensated well.