Mhow: A new survey will be carried out for proposed broad gauge rail line in rural areas from Maledi to Badijam villages. The Western Railway has asked district forest department to count trees in 15 km area of these villages.

According to sources, Indian Railways is working on a plan to lay a new railway line in place of parallel line from old metre gauge line from Mhow to Choral-Kalakund. Under the new survey, railways wants to know how many trees would be affected in the forests after new rail line. The new survey work would be carried out from March 20.

Sources said that precious trees in dense forest are come in this 15 km area from Malendi to Badijam. These dense forests are home to wild animals. If these trees would be cut off for new rail line, the habitat of the wild animals would be affected. Mhow forest department ranger SS Chauhan informed that the new survey work would be carried out with the counting of trees in the region.

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