Mumbai is a city stricken with the problem of recurring deforestation and exploding population. Hence, to secure the coastal and gulf areas the Conservation of Forest Department has decided to build a safety wall that will surround the complete area. And the applications process for the same will be started within a month as told by the Chief Conservation Officer N. Vasudevan. In fact, during the first phase, security walls of these kinds will be built in five areas in the city and will, later on, be extended to other areas.
The mangroves in Mumbai are spread across the area of 5800 hectares where trees are being perennially slashed off just for the development which is for namesake. Which is why the security walls will be built surrounding the mangroves.
As a matter of fact, 1300 huts have been simply demolished in Cuffe Parade and in other areas too numerous huts have been razed. And now to avert any further encroachment, a wall has been made surrounding them as told by senior officer Makrand Ghodke.
Further, walls have to be constructed in the area of Mankhurd, Vikhroli, Kanjur Marg, and Charkop for which a budget of Rs. 6 crores has been allotted and the height of these walls will be 10 feet.