Locals oppose the cutting down of palm trees on the roadside ahead of laying Indian Oil Corporation’s(IOC) gas pipelines in Coimbatore.
IOC gas pipeline works are underway in the Madukkarai-Nilambur bypass road in Coimbatore. More than 50 palm trees are being cut down in these areas. “These trees which were planted many years ago, now offer many natural products including palm fruits.
To is very disheartening to see these trees being cut down for the purpose of laying pipelines. The district and Corporation administrations should immediately intervene and prevent the cutting of trees,” said the villagers.