City residents fight to save trees on Jayamahal Road

City residents fight to save trees on Jayamahal Road

Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2017-02-14 18:19 Bengaluru: Bengalureans are leaving no stone unturned to save the trees on Jayamahal Road. After residents formed a human chain last Saturday to save the trees from being axed for road widening, residents on Tuesday came out to inscribe messages on the trees on Jayamahal stretch, as part of 'Mara Kadi Bedi' campaign.Volunteers left messages such as 'Namma Maraa' (Our trees) on the trees during the Valentine's Day protest, which was held in two sessions: 4 to 6am and 4 to 6 pm."This is such a beautiful road with so many trees. Even in the afternoon I wasn't feeling hot. I can't imagine it without trees," said Celia, volunteer who participated in the protest.  "While we are not against development, it should not come at the cost of trees. These trees give a character to the city and act as its lungs," said Pranay Jajodia, public engagement campaigner for Greenpeace India.Greenpeace India, Citizens for Bengaluru, Jataka along with the residents are raising objections to stall the tree cutting exercise slotted for Feb 17.