Calcutta High Court flags concern over decreasing green cover in Kolkata; halts Railways' plan to uproot 700 trees

While passing interim directions to halt plans for uprooting 700 trees at a maidan in Kolkata, the Court added "Maidan, shorn of trees, would irrevocably change the cityscape to a thirsty and arid space."
Rail Vikas Nigam Limited & Calcutta High Court
Rail Vikas Nigam Limited & Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court recently restrained the Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), an arm of the Indian Railways, from uprooting around 700 trees from a maidan (open space) near the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, on concerns that the same could impact the city's green cover and landscape [People United For Better Living In Calcutta (PUBLIC) vs State of West Bengal].

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