Koramangala road, on which elevated corridor will come up, has one of the largest green covers and lung spaces in Bengaluru
Namma Bengaluru Foundation, in association with NGOs, RWAs, residents, citizen volunteers and activists, protested against the decision to fell 67 trees for the Elevated Corridor Project in Koramangala. Around 60 ‘tree warriors’ of various ages, dressed in black and green, assembled at the Koramangala 100 Feet Road on Saturday morning, holding placards and shouting slogans to save the targeted trees.
#savetreessavekoramangala #savetreesofblru Today we had over 60 volunteers to protest against the felling of trees for elevated flyover in Koramangala. Citizens wanted no more trees to be felled without a public consultation. #savetrees @ndtv @CNNnews18 @thenewsminute @TheQuint pic.twitter.com/KDzHq2vIsl— NBF (@Namma_Bengaluru) September 4, 2021
According to the protest organisers, since the project is of an elevated nature, the trees obstructing the elevated corridor should be trimmed and pruned but not felled.
According to the activists, the road on which the elevated corridor is coming up is the only road in Koramangala which has a canopy of old and large trees, providing one of the largest lung spaces in the city.