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PIL against NH4 A widening project

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A PIL has been filed by actor and environmentalist Suresh Heblikar and two others in the Karnataka high court for court’s intervention in the matter contending that the 14 km stretch in question is a thick forest and comes under Dandeli elephant reserve and home to elephants, tigers, leopards, black panthers and king cobras etc, reports the TOI.

Hearing the PIL, the court has issued a notice to the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) in response to a PIL seeking a direction to halt all illegal road widening project of the road stretch from Belagavi to Anmod.

A division bench comprising acting Chief Justice L Narayana Swamy and Justice PS Dinesh Kumar has also sought a response from Ministry Forest and Ecology and Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Karnataka.

About of 22,000 trees will be cut to widen NH-4A connecting in Khanapur-Londa.

The petitioners have sought for directions from the court to maintain 50 Kmph speed limit with intermittent speed breakers inside all wildlife corridors and forest areas (PAs and Territorial divisions) to avoid death due to road kills.

Petitioners also want a ban on night traffic through all Elephant reserves as per directions of National Board for Wildlife standing committee.


7 thoughts on “PIL against NH4 A widening project”

  1. Good initiative by Mr hebblikar. Infact the road widening from Belgaum to khanapur should have been stayed. Better late than never.

  2. Not well done we people from Anmod, tinagat, Ramnagar, Londa, gungi and many village’s facing a road problem from many year’s from three years almost more problem dbl company has fully diged a national highway road and work is also incomplete and now if any person face any problem from hospital side their no way to reach belgaum so this is not good work done by a film actor Mr suresh hablikar because when trees where started to cut and almost cut down at that time where did suresh hablikar was we all people from a all near by village’s want a good road and complete road please don’t stop a work of this road

  3. What the hell .. Kon bol permission Cha Pali Kade jhade cut kelet mhanun… Are ha Manus etke divas jhopla hota ka ? Stay order anun swata benglor javun baslay ethe amhi Ramnagar che lok bhogtoy na tyach KY jaty…
    Rastya mule kunach bar vait jhal na mag dakhvto tya stay walyala Ramnagar che amhi Kay Karu shakto Ani Kay nhi te… Fhaltugiri paise khanya sati.. dusr Kay… 2 varsh jhale martoy tya rastya mule….
    Action jhale aata reaction bagychi tayari theva….

  4. Wow thanks for waking so early Shri Heblikar, we people from ramnagar n other parts r highly depend on Belgaum for every thing like medical emergency, business etc and want DBL to finish their work asap, but now thanks to u everything is stopped.
    What about NOC provided by forest department to NHI before development of road ?
    why didn’t you raised Ur voice before starting this project?
    Why only now u r concerned?..
    do u know what we r suffering right now? Shame on you.


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