Sopore : The Sopore Bypass residents are living under constant threat due to a hundred years of old Chinar tree which is located at four lane at bypass Road.
Group of people told Kashmir Despatch that old Chinar tree which is dry inside has become a living threat to commuters, school children and the residents.
Sajad Ahmed told Kashmir Despatch that this Dry Chinar tree can fall anytime. It will be better to cut and new saplings should planted, he said that apart from dry trees, many dangling electricity poles are also a cause of concern for we residents.
Though the issue was brought to the notice of the civic authorities but no steps have been taken for cutting down the ones that are posing risk Amir Dar who is running a shop at same place.
Officials said that no application for cutting down this old Chinar tree has reached the department. In case of trees that pose risk to life and property, the local authorities can act without waiting for the Forest Department to intervene considering the gravity of the situation officials told Kashmir Despatch.
2015 Kashmir Despatch