NAGPUR: In view of the protests by green activists, MahaMetro has started to plan a curved road instead of a straight one to reduce the number of trees uprooted on Dr Krishi Vidyapeeth (PDKV) land at Bharat Nagar. However, MahaMetro is firm on developing the alternative road to divert traffic when the stretch along Futala Lake is closed for redevelopment in the near future.

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A team from MahaMetro on Tuesday conducted a preliminary survey on PDKV land to demarcate the alignment of proposed road. It was the first survey on the site. Until now, the plan for the proposed road was only on paper.

A MahaMetro official told TOI that fewer than 40 trees will affected in the proposed road.