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This is how BMC's Vertical Garden At Shivaji Park Looks

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.

This is how BMC's Vertical Garden At Shivaji Park Looks

As a part of its beautification plan, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has allotted  ₹5.69 crores to set up several vertical gardens around Mahim and Dadar. The municipal corporation has commenced the beautification work of the 4.5 km stretch of a footpath from Mahim to Siddhivinayak Temple 

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 eye-friendly and easy to walk for the pedestrians.

Here are some pictures of the Vertical Garden: 

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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Moreover, the Shivaji Park in itself is also all set to witness major revamp.  The ground boasts of several pitches and looking at the use of the ground for other sports, officials have decided to develop the same, with providing a jogging track, cycling track, football ground, basketball court, skating rink, kabaddi and kho kho courts. Once the construction is done, these facilities will be open for Mumbaikars 24*7. The BMC is also planning to include the extra spaces that several clubs near Shivaji Park have taken up. These clubs include Bengal Club and Adarsh Football Club.

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Interestingly, even after the allocation of the space for several sports activities, 31 per cent of the ground will be open. The priority of the committee members is to remove the mud on the ground as its dust particles cause problems to children and citizens. After the removal of the mud, the grounds will have a green cover.

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