Ludhiana Improvement Trust colony residents oppose indiscriminate cutting of trees

  • | Tuesday | 24th November, 2020

Our CorrespondentLudhiana November 22Residents of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar colony of the Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) on Pakhowal Road here are up in arms over the indiscriminate cutting of full-grown trees theft of wood by labourers and the contractor and other irregularities with regards to award of work for the tree cutting in accordance with the approved estimate. In a complaint to the LIT Chairman and the Principal Secretary Local Government Punjab residents of the colony including Arvind Sharma former councillor Pran Nath Bhatia Amarjit Singh and Balraj Takkar alleged that the pruning of trees had been taken up by labourers of a contractor without any approved tender or work order. “At the same time chopped branches of trees and parts of tree trunks are not being accounted for and precious wood — the property of the LIT — is being misappropriated by the labourers and the contractor” the residents said. According to Arvind Sharma the estimate approved for the work required the contractor to account for the wood collection of pruned branches twigs and foliage and its propser disposal – which were not being done right now. The LIT officials however denied that the work for pruning of trees was being carried out by a contractor.

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