NIJGADH: Over 27 thousand trees were cut so far in course of Nijgadh-Bara Fast Track Project implementation and the remaining 11 thousand trees will be cut down during the tunnel construction.
According to Fast Track Project Implementation Division Chief and Lieutenant Colonel Bishwa Bandhu Pahadi, tress along the track were needed to be removed for the implementation of some 77-kilometre project.
The division has obtained permission from the Forest Ministry for cutting down trees with a condition to remain within the periphery of 50 metres of the track in hilly areas and 100 metres in the Tarai.
To meet the environmental standard, 25 trees should be planted for every tree cut down in the process and NA is producing approximately 150 thousand nursery plants in Nijgadh and Rajdurbar. Trees transplantation in the areas where trees were cut has also begun and has already planted five thousand trees at several places of Kohalbi Municipality, NA said.