Another Kill of commercialization on 100ft Road..

– One more reason why we should help and contribute to Janet’s holy cause in the following post by Anita.

Last weekend we came across another Tree cutting episode on 100ft Road and 12th Main junction (for those who are familiar just outside Sony Service Center pavement) in Indira Nagar the fastest changing residential to commercial area.

A beautiful, tall tree was observed cut-down for no visible reason by the culprits.


The wood is silently dumped on the 12th Main first cross to hide this act….the recent pavement around the bark proves that this is not an Road widening act for sure…


I am not sure who cut this and what reason but guess it is a work of nearby commercial establishments. Fortunate enough I have an old photograph which I published in Feb 07 Bandh of this tree marked with a red arrow…

Will BBMP take pains to find out who and why this tree was cut down and bring the culprit to justice? ( Pardon me if I sound like an optimist here…)

6 Comments so far

  1. Radman (unregistered) on July 31st, 2007 @ 6:34 pm

    strange. in the before picture, the tree appears to be to the right of the lamp post. in the after picture, the tree stump appears to be to the left of the lamp post. also, the remains of the tree do not reflect the size of the tree. all that being said, i still feel it is wrong to cut down a tree of that size without prior zoning approval and changes. i dont even know if there are zoning and ordinance laws that cover this type of removal in india.

  2. VIKAS JOSHI (unregistered) on July 31st, 2007 @ 9:07 pm

    I am very shocked at this phenomenon. Everywhere, from Pune to Bombay to Chandigargh, these things are taking place.

    P.S. Is it true that you don’t need to learn to speak Kannada in Bangalore if you are a non-Kannadiga? Has it become like Marathi in Bombay? Or Pune? Has Kannada got sidelined in Bangalore? And is it true that Kannadigas are a minority in Bangalore?

    P.P.S I have not been to Bangalore in many, many years and have little idea of the city other than what I read about in the newspapers (which have to be taken with a pinch of salt)

  3. Jagannath Moorthy (unregistered) on July 31st, 2007 @ 9:10 pm

    Yeah, that’s true, the pictures don’t seem to be of the same spot. I still agree with the poster that this indiscriminate tree cutting is sending Bangalore on a road to hell.

  4. VIKAS (unregistered) on July 31st, 2007 @ 9:11 pm

    Is it true that you do not need to learn to speak Kannada in Bangalore? Like Marathi in Mumbai? HAve the Kannadigas become marginalized in Bangalore? HAve they really become a minority?

    I ask these questions as I haven’t been to Bangalore in a long, long, time and so have little idea of what the city is actually like. I just have read about it in the newspapers. (which must be taken with a pinch of salt)

  5. Vishu (unregistered) on July 31st, 2007 @ 9:39 pm

    @ Radman
    @ Jagannath Moorthy

    Yes, its the same tree check out the other two trees for reference.

  6. Rajesh (unregistered) on August 1st, 2007 @ 10:31 am

    It’s the same tree, the angles the pictures are taken are different but easy to spot if you visit the location… you can checkout the old full photo, 2nd in the post here…

    As I write this comment have a report that there are two more trees cut down just two lanes away on the 100ft road due to a new commercial construction…and as usual there is no fear on the culprits minds that they are doing something illegal!!

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