Expressing concern over felling of 3,000 trees and transplantation of 3,500 trees the permission for which had been granted by Secretary, Environment, Delhi Government in favour of NHAI for Dwarka Expressway Package-2, National Green Tribunal (NGT) had asked for factual report in the matter from the PCCF, Delhi in case of Society for Protection of Culture, Heritage, Environment, Traditions & Promotion of National Awareness vs Govt. of NCT of Delhi.
According to the NGT it needs to be seen whether or not transplantation is viable and whether or not compensatory afforestation has been ensured. There is no proper assessment of the survival rate of trees to be transplanted. The NGT order stated, “Before we consider the matter, we find it necessary to require a factual report in the matter from the PCCF, Delhi in one month.”