BMC to set up vertical garden near Shivaji Park

BMC to set up vertical garden near Shivaji Park

As a part of its beautification project, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will soon set up a vertical garden near Shivaji Park area. The municipal corporation has commenced the beautification work as a pilot project of the 4.5-km stretch of a footpath from Mahim to Prabhadevi.

As the areas adjoining Shivaji Park consists of various religious and tourist attractions in G North Ward such as Siddhivinayak Temple, Mahim Dargah, Chaitya Bhoomi, BMC intends to make the footpaths more user-friendly for the pedestrians.

Meanwhile, the civic body will also work towards providing eco-toilets, drinking water fountains, new tiles on the footpath and “tact tiles” to assist the visually impaired individuals. BMC is also planning to surround the trees on the footpaths with grass and shrubs.

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BMC wants to finish the beautification at earliest and therefore, the municipal corporation has set a deadline to complete the work by June. BMC will spend ₹5.69 crores on the beautification project.

As per the officials, the plan was drafted by G North ward office (Shivaji Park, Mahim), considering the importance of Veer Savarkar Marg. Alongside, BMC will ensure that the contractor maintains the footpath for the next two years.

“We have already started with the beautification work of a footpath of 4.5 km from Shivaji Park to Siddhivinak temple. This will be an amenities-filled stretch as there will be eco-toilets, drinking water fountains, a vertical garden being set up on the backside of bus stops and benches for walkers to sit and relax. There will be tact tiles that will assist the visually impaired people,”  said Kiran Dighavkar, Assistant Commissioner, G North ward. 

Dighavkar also added that the project is being carried out as a pilot project and if it receives a response from the citizens, more such projects will be carried out in various areas in the city.

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