BHEL translocating trees for construction of flyover

 thehindu.com  10/12/2019 21:30:19 

With the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) deciding to build a flyover between the Government Industrial Training Institute and the Training Centre Bus Stop on Tiruchi-Thanjavur National Highway, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Tiruchi, has started translocating roadside trees along its campus to facilitate construction of the bridge.

Nearly 500 fully grown trees are to be uprooted carefully and replanted at various places on its campus. The process has begun and is expected to be completed within six months, BHEL has said.

The new bridge was sanctioned following persistent demands from the public in view of frequent accidents in and around the Ganesa Point Roundabout. A large number of BHEL employees also have to cross the highway for their commute every day as it runs through the industrial complex and its township.

The flyover, to be built at a cost of nearly 50 crore, is expected to be completed within a year from the date of commencement of the work.

BHEL is utilising its in-house resources and expertise to translocate the trees from the roadside to vacant spaces inside its factory and township. It will be spending about 1,500 to translocate each tree.

The process involves painstaking work, including trimming of branches, uprooting the tree along with soil, transporting it to a new location, planting the tree and providing required nutrients for its survival. Over the past few days, about 20 trees have been translocated.

BHEL-Tiruchi recently launched a major greening initiative and targeted to plant about 5 lakh saplings on its premises, which already has over a million trees, to ensure ambient air quality on its campus. The greening drive is also in progress.

*Our Digital Subscription plans do not currently include the e-paper ,crossword, iPhone, iPad mobile applications and print. Our plans enhance your reading experience.

« Go back

Top news today

The once-hopeful nation that's been plunged into dystopia 07/08/2020 13:36:54
Today's top business news: Shares snap 5-day winning streak, Air Asia's auditor flags 'going concern' doubts, why a V-shaped recovery could be bad for stocks, and more 07/08/2020 10:36:17
Joint Biden-Sanders task forces unveil progressive platform after months of negotiations 07/08/2020 23:18:07
240 top Microsoft Azure-hosted subdomains hacked to spread malware 07/08/2020 22:40:43
Ron Klain says the Trump administration pressuring schools to reopen this fall despite CDC guidance is ‘de ja vu all over again to what happened in April’ 07/08/2020 21:13:11
Mary Kay, teacher jailed for raping student, dies 07/08/2020 08:02:10
Video: 7 Dubai Metro stations of Route 2020 inaugurated 07/08/2020 22:01:00
Gangster Vikas Dubey's close aide killed, another held in encounter 07/08/2020 08:16:34
Pre-flight Covid tests must for Dubai travellers from 10 nations 07/08/2020 11:10:40
Fauci warns of a 'false complacency' from lower coronavirus death rate 07/08/2020 06:54:27
Raul Castro presided over Cuba´s Politburo meeting 07/09/2020 00:04:38
Billionaries, lobbyists, Kushners reap PPP loan windwall 07/08/2020 23:34:19
Global Coronavirus Updates, July 8: US tops 3 million cases; Trump threatens to stop federal funding if schools don’t reopen 07/08/2020 04:22:14
CBI books Ahmedabad firm, directors for bank fraud 07/09/2020 00:55:09
1 million foreign students risk being frozen out of US colleges 07/08/2020 07:29:27