Over 2,000 trees to be axed to widen NH-88 between Hamirpur and Balugloa

HAMIRPUR- As many as 2,023 trees would be axed to widen the National Highway (NH)-88 between Hamirpur and Balugloa village, near Jawalamukhi, in Kangra district. Sources the Forest Corporation said the tender had been allotted to contractors for felling trees in four lots. As per the figures available, over 650 mango trees would be cut to widen the road and a maximum of them are between Nadaun and Balugloa village. The other species count includes sheesham (84), eucalyptus (141), khair (45) and other broad leaf trees (1,063). It was learnt that the total volume of wood procured by the Forest Corporation would be 1,437.317 cubic meters.

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