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Pragati Maidan: No tree felling without nod, Delhi govt to NGT

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has assured the that there would be no of trees without requisite permission for carrying out redevelopment work at exhibition ground here.

The Public Works Department of the told a bench headed by acting NGT Justice U D Salvi that cutting of trees would be carried out only after sanction is received from the competent authorities.

"The appearing for the submits that there shall be no tree cutting in the said area without the permission granted by the tree officer, South Division, Tughlakabad, He further submits that the respondent no 1 (Delhi govt) shall remain bound by this submission," the bench said.

The Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) is planning to transform into a world-class convention centre.

The proposed plan also includes interventions to ease traffic in and around Pragati Maidan, including a six-lane divided tunnel connecting Mathura Road and Ring Road across and making Mathura Road signal free through U- turns/subways at necessary intersections for better access to the complex.

The exhibition-cum-convention complex will have a basement parking of 4,800 vehicles.

The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by National Sports Club of alleging that the was recklessly cutting trees for the redevelopment work.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 14:40 IST