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India | Over 50k trees to be cut for road project in Uttar Pradesh tiger reserves

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government is set to cut 55,000 trees in critical tiger habitats to build a road of strategic importance, according to a document accessed by IANS.

The document indicates the over 500-km-long Indo-Nepal Border Road project has been undertaken by the Public Works Department (PWD) of Uttar Pradesh. The road cuts through two tiger reserves and three wildlife sanctuaries spread across six districts along the Nepal border.

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