GOA: While local groups are opposing widening of the highway running through Karmal Ghat in Canacona, which, they contend, is expected to lead to the felling of thousands of trees, state officials said that the detailed project report for this work is still in the process of being prepared. Sources in the public works department (PWD) said
Following some claims that 13,000 trees will be felled, PWD minister Deepak Pauskar had said in January this year that permission is likely to be sought from the forest department for the cutting of 1,500 trees in Karmal Ghat. The report also states that after the construction the vegetation of forest cover will be reinstated over the tunnel of length 1.45km.
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