Dehradun: Proposal against proposed felling of trees for Dehradun air terminal task


Ecological activists and nearby occupants Sunday fought outside Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport Sunday against the proposed cutting of in excess of 9,745 trees in Thano woods for extension of the air terminal.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF) had as of late requested that the Uttarakhand government think about another zone for the development. “Out of the 87.0185 ha proposed territory to be redirected, 47 ha region falls under MDF (decently thick backwoods)… (state government) may investigate choices for the proposition, for example, gaining zone lying north of the existing runway,” read a letter by the MoEF’s timberland protection division to the Uttarakhand Forest Department. “The whole proposed backwoods zone for redirection falls inside the Shivalik Elephant Reserve and elephant passages inside its 1 km span.”

The extension venture incorporates advancement of the air terminal, stopping territory, another ATC tower, and stretching out the current runway to 3.5 km to fulfill worldwide air terminal guidelines.

Holding notices and wearing covers, dissidents on Sunday requested that trees ought not to be cut and that woods specialists and nearby occupants ought to have been counseled during the arranging cycle. Running online media missions to spare the trees, activists said they will likewise dispatch a mass mindfulness crusade soon.