The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has served a notice to Punjab government for axing 96,000 trees for widening Zirakpur-Bathinda highway (NH64).

The state government and the Punjab Pollution Control Board have been asked to submit a reply by Friday. The notice was served on a complaint filed by Sangrur based Dr Amandeep Aggarwal on April 6.

The NGT headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar and three other members issue the notice.

Aggarwal requested compensatory green cover along the expressway for over 96000 trees which were axed for the ambitious project. Read more