SC to hear plea seeking removal of trees around Agra's Taj Trapezium Zone

DN Bureau

The Supreme Court will hear after two weeks a petition filed by the Agra Mental Hospital for cutting and removal of dry and rotten trees in and around Taj Trapezium Zone.

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear after two weeks a petition filed by the Agra Mental Hospital for cutting and removal of dry and rotten trees in and around Taj Trapezium Zone.

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Agra Mental Hospital authorities mentioned the matter before a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde claiming that dried-up trees near the hospital were "scaring the patients".

The petitioner moved the court after the forest department officials denied them permission to remove dried leaves from the area.

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The Taj Trapezium Zone is an eco-sensitive area around the Taj Mahal to protect it from pollution. The top court has banned the cutting of trees in and around the area. (ANI)

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