The National Green Tribunal has directed a hospital in Noida that will cut trees for building parking space to plant 15 saplings for each tree cut. NGT has asked Noida Authority to plant 1,500 saplings against 100 that are due to be felled to construct a parking lot an upcoming parking hospital owned by Union Minister and local MP Mahesh Sharma.
The upcoming hospital is located in Sector 17.
Environmentalists had raised objections against the site where the parking lot is supposed to come up, saying it falls in a green belt as marked in the Noida Masterplan of 2017. Though the main hospital building is being constructed on land marked for utility and facility, at least 100 fully grown trees had to be felled to make way for the parking lot.