Bangalore Mahanagara Palike(BMP/BBMP) has started work on widening roads. They've earmarked a few roads, which bear the brunt of traffic. Coincidently, these roads are lined by trees. And the first step in this direction is to chop down trees. Huge trees, which have grown over decades, provide the hard-to-spot shelter.
I consider it fortunate to use these roads on my daily journey to college and back. My favourite stretch lies on Palace Road and Nrupathunga Road. It is pleasant to travel on those roads even on sunny day. Moreover, potholes are considerably lesser in number. It's nice to drive on those roads.
Though Palace Road is not wide, it provides shade. I saw a photo of labourers axing a tree on Palace Road. Apparently, this is just the beginning. Various other roads are entitled to be treated in the same fashion.
Will this act really ease the situation at Bangalore??
Perhaps, it will. Making way for a increased number of vehicles to use those widened roads. Maybe, it will not, recreating bottlenecks, the same old tale.
All in the name of globalisation!