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To: Manjunath Prasad, Commissioner, BBMP; Appu Rao, Deputy Conservator of Forest, BBMP

Stop cutting trees for signal-free corridor on Old Airport Road

After immense public pressure, the BBMP has promised to not cut any trees on this stretch. MILESTONE!

Hi All,

Last year protested against tree axing at Suranjan Das road junction (HAL Main gate signal).
We are not against Development but, We are of the opinion that the project is not well thought. The underpass will not solve the traffic problem. Traffic will be shifted to ISRO/Manipal Hospital junction. We will lose green cover. We want public consultation before axing tree/starting work.
Last year we have put online petition and complaint to the forest department and we succeeded to stop tree axing.

The project seems started and we need to revive our protest and raise our voice again. We have to complain again and protest (if needed).

We again need to come together and protect green cover.

Why is this important?

If tree cutting continues, clouds that form over Bengaluru will never split or burst due to lack of cool atmosphere and the density of clouds will never result in rain.

Bengaluru is already facing water scarcity, and such a tree massacre will only cause more damage than relief.

So, unless we find a way to increase the chances of rains, trees are our only life savers to attract rains.

The ecological damage due to cutting trees is going to be permanent, which in turn will increase the pollution level to much more worrying level, thus damaging the health of the whole society.

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Reasons for signing

  • This is one small stretch of Bangalore that has remained green with trees beautifully arching the road for the last 25 years . This is very crucial for the recent drastic climatic changes in Bangalore which has a prominent effect. Do not cut the trees for urbanization.
  • With all the natural calamities around, we need to stop cutting trees! They are essential to our future and survival. See what is happening to Kerala! Global warming needs to be reversed!
  • Trees are the life line


2021-04-09 15:03:23 +0530

Petition is successful with 6,422 signatures

2017-08-22 17:09:45 +0530

YOU signed our petition and raised your voice against the government’s decision of cutting trees for the signal-free corridor. YOU were heard!

BBMP has assured us that no more trees will be chopped or slashed or felled for this badly planned project.

Read about our milestone here: The New Indian Express:

2017-08-12 20:46:44 +0530

Hi all,
Pls hear the voices of the fellow residents who are really concerned with Tree cutting. Pls share the link and join us tomorrow , let's save our Garden city. Pls join near HAL bus stop@ 9am . Share :

2017-08-11 22:00:57 +0530

500 signatures reached

2017-08-11 20:59:35 +0530

Gear up friends, we have one day left for big day. Let's join to save the green canopy. I request everyone to be there on Sunday morning @ 9am near HAL bus stop. Let's meet there.

2017-08-11 15:36:47 +0530

100 signatures reached

2017-08-11 07:19:23 +0530

50 signatures reached

2017-08-10 20:42:31 +0530

25 signatures reached

2017-08-10 20:00:03 +0530

10 signatures reached