Guwahati residents demand redesigning of bridge to save trees

Guwahati residents demand redesigning of bridge to save trees Guwahati, Nov 10 (PTI) Residents of Guwahati formed ahuman chain on Sunday demanding redesigning of the proposedbridge over Brahmaputra between North Guwahati and Bharalumukharea here to save trees and parks at the riverfront.

The participants of the campaign demanded that theproposed bridge be redesigned to protect the Sankardev andAzan Pir parks and the trees at the Bharalu Basin and theBrahmaputra riverfront stretching from Bharalumukh to Kalipurareas of the city.

One of the participants said redesigning the bridgewill not cause a delay in its construction.

Another participant demanded that the governmentappoint a technical committee with stakeholders from differentfields to find a solution to the issue.

An octogenarian resident said the green cover at theriverfront, which has over 300 trees that are more than 50years old, would be affected if the project is not redesigned.

Another elderly person said the government could haveconsulted the people before preparing the detailed projectreport. PTI ESBACD ACD