The doubling of railway track, transmission line, four laning of national highway projects in Mollem wild life sanctuary a bio-diversity hotspot in Western Ghats would affect around 548 hectares of forest area. Out of which 170 hectares of land fall into Bhagwan Mahavir National Park.
The double tracking project would threaten 224 plant species and 101 bird species.
Shockingly, the government will not replace felled trees. Goa 365 accessed the EIA report drafted by Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore on double tracking.
The doubling of railway track form Castlerock to Margao would affect 138.39 hectares of forest.