Guwahati residents rally to save 300 trees

The Hindu | Nov 10, 2019 at 4:57 PM
  • Residents of Guwahati along Brahmaputra’s southern bank formed a human chain on Sunday to demand redesigning of a proposed bridge across the river, that entails the axing of some 300 trees that are home to some rare birds.
  • Sunday’s human-chain protest was a follow-up of the Coordination Committee of Citizens’ October 30 memorandum to the State Finance and PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for redesigning the proposed bridge to save the trees and the riverfront.
  • The proposed bridge is to come up at the east of the Saraighat rail-road bridge across the Brahmaputra and west of a newly-constructed ropeway near the Gauhati High Court.