Chandigarh: Officials with the Chandigarh Railway station have landed on the receiving stop of ire from environmentalists over their choice to have all trees within the place of the station painted in tricolor. A comparable initiative was finished using the Residents Welfare Association (RWA) of Sector forty-nine D inside the kingdom capital of Punjab and Haryana. While specialists asserted that chemical residences of the paint reason irreversible harm to the trees, Station Director Hari Deep Kumar advised Indian Express that the move “is only a beautification pressure.” Kumar went further to say that there may be not anything wrong with painting bushes including, “it’s far very commonplace.” The initiative was first done through the RWA of Sector forty nine-D, Chandigarh, who painted extra than 250 Alstonia Scholaris timber in tricolor. Following an objection by using the civic body, the citizens whitewashed the bushes.
However, Krishan Pal who’s the govt engineer of the horticultural wing of the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh told the country broad each day that the railways don’t have any permission to perform a painting power for the reason that the colors will damage the timber. It is likewise a brazen violation of the Chandigarh Tree Preservation Order, 1952. An environmentalist instructed Chandigarh Newsline that the paint will motive blockage in the bushes’ conduction channels leading to mobile harm so one can, in the long run, result in a slow loss of life. He delivered that now and again tree trunks are painted in white, but it is only performed to shield them from bugs and fungal sicknesses. This white paint is lime wash combined with fungicides and insecticides, he said.