Trees protected with stone fencing but encroaching road, sidewalk
Kozhikode: In the pretext of saving trees, Kozhikode corporation encroached the road and sidewalk by building a stone fence around the trees.
The fencing has been constructed in such a way that it poses difficulty for both pedestrians and vehicles alike, near the Town hall, Govt: Model School and Teacher Training Centre.
The corporation decided that such a fencing would be constructed around the trees in the region in order to protect them. This is a very busy region.
The trees are under the electric lines. Earlier, KSEB authorities had cut off the branches of a huge tree as it came directly under the electric line.
Mayor Thottathil Raveendran told ‘Mathrubhumi’ that the construction was carried out based on the decision of the Town Planning Committee and that he was not aware of it. He aslo said the he would review the decision.
PWD road department executive engineer MC Vinu said that it was without their knowledge or permission that the fencing was created.