Order of the High Court of Delhi regarding felling of trees in Delhi for 'redevelopment' purpose, 04/07/2018

Order of the High Court of Delhi in the matter of Dr Kaushal Kant Mishra Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/07/2018 regarding felling of trees in Delhi for 'redevelopment'.

Court directs the Government of NCT of Delhi to place all material before the court as to how equivalence is drawn between one fully grown tree and a sapling. Also Union of India and Delhi Development Authority shall explain the source of water from where the saplings would be nurtured and watered. Delhi High Court directs the Union of India, the Delhi Development Authority and the NBCC to inform the court about the existing constructions/demolished construction and the proposed constructions as well as the change of user. The Court further observed that instead of decongesting the city, or even maintaining status quo regarding the pressure on available facilities, double storey quarters have been demolished with the object of replacing with multi-storeyed towers with a proposal to put large areas therein to commercial use completely changing the footfall in those areas as well as the pressure on all public services.