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The Delhi government informed the Delhi High Court that it is seeking to utilize this erstwhile chaupal like area under a 150-year-old tree in Chirag Delhi village, which is a part of an open public space, to provide basic amenities for the welfare of the residents in the neighborhood.
The government told Justice Najmi Waziri that it would be installing tents and/or semi-permanent structures and an endeavour would be made so that the installations are visually appealing and do not constrict the growth of the tree and/or movement of people in the area. During the hearing, advocate Arun Bhardwaj and advocate Santosh Kumar Tripathi, told the court that Government of Delhi is striving to enhance the city’s green cover, therefore it is vigilant of preserving and nursing existing trees; all-the-more of trees which would qualify for ‘heritage status’, like the present one. The judge disposed the plea after the assurance from the Delhi government.