“Your intervention can help preserve this area as one contiguous vital lung for the residents of both Delhi and Gurgaon and save the government's money. The wall is higher and more obtrusive than most jail walls,” the environmentalist said, as reported by HT.
Meanwhile, the Delhi forest department tried to defend itself by saying that the wall was being built to keep wild life from being scared by human activity. The barbed wires in the park has been removed as use of such material might injure animals.
The forest department also built walls in central ridge “to check encroachment and dumping of garbage.”
Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung took strong action and asked the forest department to review the project.
“The wall we were building looked quite monolithic. We’re looking at tweaking its design to ensure ridge conservation while not creating massive, permanent barriers for people and wildlife,” Delhi forest department head GN Sinha stated. He also said that they got nothing in writing from L-G office in order to halt the project.