Belgaum in this past couple of months has been in the limelight for not so good reasons for the city as a whole. From controversies on 100 crore to its implementation. Still none of the projects under the 100 crore special grant have been completed but newer projects under said scheme are being launched.
The present one is the road widening of the Angol Road (from Big Bazaar to Shambhaji Chowk Raghunath Peth). The road will be widened to 50 feet as per the CDP(city development plan). Work has already begun on the road and first deaths are those of the trees which were standing there even before we all were born.
The road does have heavy traffic and as the Aai Kalavatidevi temple is on the same road many throng the road daily.
The trees have been chopped off and there was a controversy over the cutting the trees as a tender for the same was not taken out, but as it happens always, all is well again and the trees have been cut. The worst part about 98 trees have been numbered and will be cut one by one. 98 trees cut will this impact the mother nature it will for sure, but who cares!
The road looks clean and green but once these trees are cut it will be nightmare for sure.
My questions to all people of Belgaum and those who are implementing it as well:
- you have cut the threes will you plant any more?
The answer to this will be yes by the authorities but there is no space now on this road, so you will get an answer that 2 trees have been planted in some jungle, how stupid.
- Could many of the trees being saved?
This answer is very difficult to answer for anyone, as all are in a hurry to commence a project complete it half and start another one.
- Will the cutting of trees affect Global warming?For sure YES! 98 trees cut from a single street means so much of less oxygen and so much less of carbon dioxide in the air.
- Last question to all, do we need this kind of development at a cost to mother nature?
All photos: UkMaD & Team AAB
People on this blog have heavily commented on this blog on border issue and have fought it out to have their say, Belgaumites fight for this, people staying away from Belgaum when you come back it wont be your Belgaum anymore, it would rather be a different world altogether.
God Bless us!
For me personally this was even worse than the Mahatma Phule road coverage.