Under the leadership of JJP leader and head of All Parks Development Societies, Panchkula, OP Sihag, senior leaders of JJP Panchkula, and social worker Pushpa Singharoha, took a step to completely eliminate the Amar Bel, a perennial tree that has been growing on the main roads of Panchkula city for many years. They submitted a memorandum to Amar Singh, Chief Engineer of Panchkula Metropolitan Development Authority, urging the repair and strengthening of the main broken roads of the city. It is noteworthy that just a few days ago, the government decided that the repair and maintenance work of all the main roads of Panchkula will be done by PMDA. Additionally, PMDA will handle the maintenance of berms, dividing roads, trees, and plants along these roads. Hence, JJP leaders and people associated with social service took this initiative.
JJP leader OP Sihag informed the Chief Engineer that years ago, administration officials had planted hundreds of trees on the main roads and other roads of Panchkula city. These trees grew bigger with time, providing shade to passers-by, enhancing the city’s beauty and greenery, and supplying hundreds of tons of life-supporting oxygen.
However, in recent years, a dangerous killer known as “Amarbel” has been strangling these trees daily, leading to their death. Sihag explained that Amarbel, a plant with no roots, clings to other trees, drinks their juice, and gradually dries them up, causing their death. In Panchkula, Amarbel has taken over large trees along the roadside.
JJP leaders urged the Chief Engineer to launch a special campaign or assign a private agency to destroy this dangerous Amarbel, which is killing the trees. They emphasized that if Amarbel continues to thrive, it negates the efforts of the government and administration, which annually spend lakhs of rupees planting new trees and plants.
JJP leader OP Sihag informed Chief Engineer Amar Singh that many main roads in the city are in poor condition with numerous potholes. Immediate repair and strengthening of these roads are essential, and beautification of the footpaths/berms and dividers is crucial for public interest. The Chief Engineer of PMDA assured the JJP leaders that he recently took charge of these responsibilities and would discuss the issues raised in the memorandum with the CEO of PMDA. He pledged to take appropriate action to address the problems.
JKMS coordinator and JJP district councilor Rajesh Nishad, district Buddhjeevi cell coordinator KC Bhardwaj, senior JJP leader business cell state general secretary Narinder Jain, JJP district general secretary Ishwar Singhmar, JJP Panchkula sports cell coordinator Surinder Chadda, Jagdish Tanwar, Hiraman Verma, and prominent social worker of Panchkula Pushpa Singharoha were present on this occasion.