Dehradun (Uttarakhand) : Thousands of sal and teak trees fell to pave the way for the construction of the over 100-year-old Delhi-Dehradun highway. At the same time, the process of cutting down the remaining trees is also going on. Hence, the protesters took to the streets near Asharodi, urging the government not to cut the rest of the trees as it would harm the ecology. Activists of various organizations gathered at the spot and expressed their concern by showing postcards and singing parody songs.
Four lane work is going on on Dehradun-Delhi Expressway. Several trees have been cut in several areas along the existing route to convert the stretch to four lanes. Now the process of cutting trees has started near Asharodi in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand. A worker said, “The area is home to spotted deer. Also, elephants cross the road to go to the other side of the forest. Cutting down trees that are 100 years old will threaten the ecology of the forest.”