A year after the high court stayed the axing and transplanting of trees for Chandigarh’s first flyover at Tribune Chowk, the UT administration has decided to go ahead with the project at last.
The flyover is to be built from the GMCH-32 roundabout up to the railway overbridge near Hallomajra. In March 2019, the UT administrator had laid its foundation stone. However, NGO, The Run Club, moved the High Court for cutting of trees, The project got further delayed. Later the administration got busy in Covid-19 pandemic management.
Now, the UT adviser is submitting a report in the High Court before January 11, which is the next date of hearing. The report is in favor of constructing the flyover mainly stating “Earlier, 2,700 trees were to be axed, but now only 700 will be removed.”