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Trees axed at Pedestrian Plaza in T. Nagar

Residents allege the trees were being removed to meet the demands of a few shopkeepers.

Residents allege the trees were being removed to meet the demands of a few shopkeepers.  

Three months after the Chief Minister launched the ₹40 crore Pedestrian Plaza, which had a lot of tree cover, the Chennai Corporation has started removing trees along a stretch in T. Nagar.

Residents alleged that the trees were being removed to meet the demands of a few shopkeepers. The gradual reduction in tree cover was taking place only near locations where renovation of shops was under way.

“The government spent a lot of money, promising us tree cover. Now there is no shade after the removal of the trees,” said a resident.

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Printable version | Apr 2, 2020 6:52:59 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/trees-axed-at-pedestrian-plaza-in-t-nagar/article30796175.ece

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