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Delhi LG Expresses Concern Over Trees Uprooted Due To Storm

New Delhi [India]: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena on Tuesday informed that the government has taken a serious note of trees uprooted following a storm and assured that the issue will be addressed at the earliest.

This came a day after several trees were uprooted in the national capital due to heavy rainfall along with winds, leading to havoc and damage to life and property.

“I share the concern of every resident of Delhi about the maintenance and upkeep of trees in the City and their related uprooting and breakage that happens in the event of a storm, throwing the City traffic out of gear,” Delhi LG tweeted.

“Let me assure you that we have taken the matter seriously and will address it at the earliest,” he further said in a tweet.

Earlier on Monday, Saxena visited several places in Delhi where the trees were uprooted due to heavy rainfall and expressed distress upon the situation.

“Distressed by the sight of uprooted trees, fallen branches and water-logging at places after the early evening storm. Visited a few places. Instructed officials to take immediate steps to remove debris and clear the roads immediately so as to mitigate the inconvenience to people,” he added.

Two people were killed and several injured as fierce rain along with winds hit the national capital yesterday. It also disrupted road and air traffic, damaging vehicles and buildings, including the iconic Jama Masjid.



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