Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday mooted the constitution of committee of experts to look into the alignment of the link road that is coming up within the premises of the sprawling University of Agriculture Sciences (UAS) in Bangalore.

A Division Bench, comprising Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice V. Jagannathan, made the suggestion when environmentalists and public spirited persons opposed the road project.

In their petition, several former Vice-Chancellors of UAS, Bangalore, including R. Dwarkinath, G.K. Veeresh, K.V. Devaraj, A.M. Krishnappa, M.N. Shelavantar, N.G. Perur and B. Bisalaiah urged the court to restrain the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike from going ahead with the construction of a road linking the Yeshwanthpur-Yelahanka road to connect Bellary Road via Gandhi Krishi Vigyana Kendra campus of UAS. The petitioners did not want the authorities to cut or remove any tree in the guise of constructing a road. They pointed out that it was located in 1,381 acres comprising of forestland.