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Peripheral Ring Road project will claim 33,838 trees: EIA


The proposed eight-lane Peripheral Ring Road (PRR) on a stretch of 65.5 km will come at a huge environmental cost: 33,838 trees will have to be removed. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on the project states that of the trees identified, 9,304 trees fall under T.G. Halli catchment. “The removal of these trees in the catchment is likely to have an impact on the hydrological regime and water quality in the catchment area,” read the report.

Around 631 trees are in Jarakabande reserve forest. The project also needs a diversion of 10.117 hectares of forestland ...


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