Povorim locals protest tree- cutting


Some residents from Porvorim on Thursday protested the decision to chop down trees for the roadwidening work along the highway near Teen building at Porvorim.
The residents took out protest rally and gathered near Teen Building holding placards in their hands.
Speaking to media, the protestors said the PWD has undertaken the widening of the NH17 stretch from Mandovi Bridge to O’Coqueiro.
“ The PWD is widening the road and has chopped down about 37 trees including banyan trees. We have no objection if the road is widened on the right hand of the road, where there are hardly any trees,” said a protestor. [H]