SC upholds Calcutta HC order allowing felling of over 300 trees for construction of 5 ROBs

Updated: Feb 8 2023 9:31PM

New Delhi, Feb 8 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a Calcutta High Court order allowing the felling of over 300 trees for the construction of five railway over bridges (ROBs) and the widening of a section of National Highway-112 near the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal.

The apex court had on September 20, 2018 stayed the operation of the high court order.

It said that on account of the interim order of the apex court, the project has been stalled for almost five years and it cannot be forgotten that everyday's delay escalates the cost of the project.