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To: Sanjeev Ranjan, Chairman, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)

We don't need another flood - Stop widening NH 275

We don't need another flood - Stop widening NH 275

Stop expanding National Highway 245 from a 2 lane highway to a 4 lane highway.

Why is this important?

When the floods came earlier this year, it took the lives of over 1400 people and displaced many more. One of the states most affected by this was Karnataka. The tourist areas in Kodagu are crumbling as more and more tourists are thronging to the environmentally sensitive area.

Adding to these woes, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has proposed expanding a 2 lane highway into a 4 lane highway. Here are the problems with this:

The land where this widening is planned is prone to landslides. If recent history is to be believed, this is the highway to hell.
This highway runs through an elephant corridor. That means elephants will be pushed into lesser spaces and there will be more human - animal conflict.
Thousands of trees will be chopped for this project. An area prone to landslides needs more trees to hold the soil together.
The Highway is in the Western Ghats area, an area that is ecologically sensitive and needs to be protected.

Sign here to ask the NHAI to stop unnecessarily widening this National Highway!

Kodagu, Karnataka, India

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Reasons for signing

  • We call it Mother Earth and we go around chopping trees. We're all stupid. So let's start by rectifying as much as we can.
  • To save flora and fauna. Not to destroy the natural beauty of Kodagu.
  • How does the forest department allow this? Lets save the beauty of the nature around before it is too late


2018-11-09 01:00:06 +0530

500 signatures reached

2018-10-30 19:00:23 +0530

100 signatures reached

2018-10-30 18:14:54 +0530

50 signatures reached

2018-10-30 17:55:33 +0530

25 signatures reached

2018-10-30 17:42:08 +0530

10 signatures reached