30,547 trees to be transplanted to an "unspecified area " due to central vista project as a compensation:

7th May,2021

30,547 trees to be transplanted to an "unspecified area " due to central vista project as a compensation:


Citizens and activists have been sharing pictures via social media of the uncovered Rajpath stretch bemoaning the deficiency of the legacy jamun trees . Ever all legacy trees, including 20 jamun trees, are probably going to be removed as a feature of the Central Vista Avenue redevelopment plan extending from Rashtrapati Bhawan to India Gate and will be relocated somewhere else, authorities up to date said on Thursday.Citizens and activists have been sharing pictures via web-based media of the uncovered Rajpath stretch deploring the deficiency of the legacy jamun trees.

"We have begun work after imperative endorsements. No tree to be cut… influenced trees are to be moved somewhere else," said a Central Public Works Department (CPWD) representative. A senior authority of the climate and woods division of Delhi said authorization has been given to CPWD to relocate a sum of 400 trees for the new Parliament project. These incorporate some jamun and neem trees on Raisina Road and Red Cross Road that are almost 100 years of age. "There are some 20-22 old jamun trees on Raisina Road that are said to have been planted during the 1920s and were essential for Edwin Lutyens' unique plan of Lutyens' Delhi. These trees are almost 100 years of age and probably won't endure transplantation," said the climate division official refered to above.Activists said the ecological effect of redevelopment work on Rajpath hasn't been evaluated. The climate freedom for the new Parliament building was given in June 2020 while that for a typical focal secretariat and Central Conference Center alongside the Prime Minister's Residence, the SPG Building and the Vice President's Enclave has been suggested by the climate service on April 13. According to the minutes of the master evaluation advisory group (EAC) meeting hung on April 13, 3,230 trees are to be relocated from the site while 1,412 will be held.

"The focal vista project has been broken into various parts including the new parliament, focal vista road and a united proposition including the normal focal secretariat structures, the Prime Minister's home and the Vice President's bequest. The climate leeway for the new parliament was given in June 2020 and the endorsement for the solidified proposition has been suggested in April 2021. The work on the focal vista road by and by in progress didn't go through a free climate sway appraisal, perhaps in light of the fact that it didn't pull in the arrangements of the EIA warning as it was isolated from different segments and executed as an independent undertaking," said Kanchi Kohli, lawful analyst, Center for Policy Research.The jamun trees close to Rajpath have an extraordinary importance to birders and nature darlings around there. Double a year there is a murmuration of Rosy Starlings over these jamun trees, or more India Gate.

"Double a year we see a murmuration of Rosy Starlings over these jamun trees before they perch for the evening. We see many them dance in the sky framing various shapes over India Gate. These trees are likewise the perching site for parakeets around there. During dawn they are watched flying leave for other green spaces like IIT or Green Park and in the evening, you can see them returning to India Gate," said Nikhil Devasar, organizer, Delhi Bird. " the starlings set out for their common perch in perhaps the most amazing characteristic scenes of all. Herds show up from all headings, gathering in the skies over their perch destinations. As the numbers venture into the tens and many thousands, the murmurations take on inconceivable shapes in the sky, contracting and extending as one rush converges into another, and taking on an existence of their own." says the Uk-based The Wildlife Trusts, portraying starling murmurations.