Dwarka Expressway’s Project got delayed, and it was supposed to bridge the gap between Mahipalpur in Delhi to Kherki Daula toll plaza in Gurgaon to ease the pressure on Gurgaon Expressway.
This project was about to witness 10,000 tree transplantation, among which 3,800 has already been done.
Dwarka Expressway Project
Governmental departments have tried to transplant trees rather than cut them. But, the Dwarka Expressway Project is the first successful one, where plantation has been taken place in a large number. 3,800 trees were already planted during the first phase of the project.
The Tree Transplantation Policy
The Delhi Government has passed the Tree Transplantation policy this month. As the policy mentioned, the builders have to plant 80 percent of the trees that they will remove.
Though environmentalists are fearing about the transplanted trees’ well-being, the government explains that the transplantation will take place only after considering the chance of keeping it.
The Trees Transplanted
Dwarka Expressway Project has transplanted Silver oaks, Sheesham, Neem, Ficus, and Alstonia are some of the transplanted trees. Omender Singh Sirohi, Deputy Project Manager, National Highways Authority of India, said that under Package 1, 4,425 out of 9,135 trees had to be transplanted.
This number is 5,717 out of 9,417 trees under Package 2. Among these, a huge number of trees were planted in Sector 24.
The transplantation process is way too difficult. Though the younger plants stay healthy, the older plants tend to die faster. The ideal time to transplant is during monsoon and the post-monsoon seasons so that it doesn’t get too cold or too hot.
During the COVID-19 lockdown phase, the plants were not watered, resulting in a huge setback. People started to steal the dead plants to use as firewood.
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