Navi Mumbai: The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation(NMMC) will be chopping 98 dangerous trees before monsoon and the date fixed for it is 7th of June. Every year before monsoon the civic body take precautions that no untoward incidents take place in the city. Taking in consideration about many tree falling activities during monsoon in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai which claims people live the proposal has been bought to cut all the 98 dangerous trees in Zone 1 and Zone 2 of the city.
The civic body aims to trim or cut the tress mostly located in Zone 1. In Zone 1 there are 72 trees whereas in Zone-2 there are 26 trees which has been considered to be dangerous.
The civic body has identified 98 trees on the basis of complaints by residents and inspection by the officials from the tree and garden department of NMMC.
Nitin Kale, Deputy Municipal Commissioner, NMMC, Garden Department said, ” Every year the survey to identify thee dangerous trees start in the month of May. But this year due to the model code of conduct the survey started late. The tree officials have identified 98 treees to be dangerous and it will be cut before 7th of June. We have set 31st May and 7th June deadline to complete the tree cutting work. In Zone-2 we have already trimmed 12 trees whose branches were spread on the road and we have sent to proposal for cutting the rest tree to the tree authorities. There were 4 trees in Koperkhairane, 11 in Airoli and six in Ghansoli which has been cut. In Zone-1 we have identified 72 trees which need to be cut.”
He further added, ” We are cutting the trees keeping the safety of residents first during the monsoon season. But we will also request the residents that once the rainy season ends the residents can plant two trees in place of one tree which was cut during the rain.”