Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation begins probe against developer for illegally hacking over 200 trees

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) garden department has begun an inquiry against a developer for illegally hacking over 200 trees to clear the area for a commercial building at Marol, in the western suburbs. The inquiry was launched following the allegation by BJP Corporator and tree authority member Abhijit Samant, who raised a point of order in the tree authority meeting last week. Samant said the developer had chopped over 200 trees, as against the tree authority’s approval to cut only 11 trees and transplant 41 others. Samant added, “Residents…

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