Chandigarh, July 11
Subsequent to the unfortunate incident at Carmel Convent School, Sector- 9B, Chandigarh on 8th July, 2022, the Administration has directed its team to go for an extensive survey of all Dead and Dry trees and trees posing danger to human life and property.
Sh.Dharam Pal,Adviser to the Administrator, Chandigarh informed that, all the remaining 30 Heritage trees have been thoroughly verified by the committee consisting of officers from Engineering Deptt, Horticulture Wing of Municipal Corporation and Forest Department, UT Chandigarh for their health, strength and vulnerability to uprooting etc.
After thorough examination of all the aspects, the committee has recommended for pruning of branches of 3 heritage trees including one at Sukhna Lake and felling of 2 over-matured trees standing in Sector 19 and 23. The Adviser has directed to take Immediate action on the recommendations. He further said that felling of dead & dry trees are carried away by the Administration on regular basis following due protocol and during last 5 years 1634 number of dead & dry trees have been cut from various places in Chandigarh.
In all, six of teams consisting officers from Engineering Deptt, Horticulture Wing of Municipal Corporation and Forest Department, UT Chandigarh were deployed for carrying out survey of 211 schools. The team has conducted the detailed survey of 201 schools and other educational institutions. The teams are likely to submit their report tomorrow.
In order to avert any unfateful incident, the Administration will remove all the dead/dry trees which are posing danger to life and property within a week’s time.
A detailed review of the matter has been done by Adviser to the Administrator, Chandigarh with all departments concerned, sounding alerts to sincerely work for the protection and well being of the society. He also directed that pruning of the trees/ termite treatment of the trees should also be done wherever required on top priority with special attention on the schools