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Peo­ple need to get per­mis­sion from the civic body as per the Maharashtra (ur­ban ar­eas) Pro­tec­tion and Preser­va­tion of Trees Act, 1975, to cut trees or its branches. The vi­o­la­tion of the Act is a pun­ish­able of­fence for which one could be fined any­thing be­tween Rs1,000 and Rs5, 000 and be im­pris-

oned for up to a week. “Any­one caught chop­ping a tree will be handed over to the po­lice, the pun­ish­ment is de­cided by the po­lice, and it can ei­ther be a fine or a jail for a num­ber of days,” said Chan­drakant Tayade, ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer, gar­den depart­ment, Navi Mum­bai Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion.

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