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Citadel - - PUNEITES SPEAK -

Soft­ware En­gi­neer

Em­press Botan­i­cal Gar­den is a pre­cious eco­log­i­cal green spot of Pune created in 1838 by a few well-mean­ing British of­fi­cers, and is amongst the most im­por­tant gar­dens in the heart of Pune. It is home to many rare species of trees, flow­ers and birds. Sadly, in this age where forests are cleared, trees are cut to make way for roads, we may see this beau­ti­ful gar­den giv­ing way to yet an­other city’s in­fra­struc­ture. Con­struc­tion work is def­i­nitely go­ing to af­fect the nat­u­ral habi­tat of the birds. But if this con­struc­tion work houses old trees and its botan­i­cal im­por­tance is pre­served, then it will be a won­der­ful idea! Well, build­ing the bun­ga­lows for the of­fi­cers with­out dis­turb­ing the eco bal­ance is a tough thing to hap­pen. In my opin­ion, the land should stay as it is.

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