Bringing huge relief to Delhiites, the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has now officially cancelled the previous decision to cut down almost 3,000 trees to make way for seven central government colonies.
Environment and forests minister Imran Hussain cited "violations" committed by NBCC, the state-run realty firm, as the reason behind the revocation.
This move will save 2,276 trees from being chopped down.
Environment Minister had "strongly recommended" the revocation to L-G
Lauding L-G's decision, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, "A big step by Del govt to protect the lungs of Del. Delhi govt will embark upon massive tree plantation drive with active participation of people in coming weeks."
Hussain added he had "strongly recommended" the revocation to the L-G, after a forest department inspection put the NBCC in dock for "serious violations".