The Uttarakhand High Court has ordered that over 2,000 trees be felled for road widening.

Uttarakhand High Court suspends the felling of 2,000 trees for the proposed widening of the Dehradun-Sahastradhara road . The road will be widened to make a fast and simple journey from Dehradun to Mussoorie .

The Uttarakhand High Court has suspended the felling of over 2,000 trees for the proposed widening of the Dehradun-Sahastradhara road from Dehradun to Kirsali Chowk, according to a division bench of Acting Chief Justice Sanjay Kumar Mishra and Justice RC Khulbe, who has also asked the government to respond within four weeks, setting the next date of hearing on June 8.He said the city is already being hit by climate change and temperatures are rising.Residents and social activists in the state capital protested earlier this year against the road-widening initiative.In September 2021, the decision was taken to widen the 14-kilometer long road from Jogiwala to Kirsali Chowk, to ensure a fast and simple journey from Dehradun to Mussoorie.

The initiative was funded with Rs 77 crore from the Central Roads Fund (CRF).