Dadar's Shivaji Park to be revamped soon

The civic body of Mumbai is to revamp the iconic Shivaji Park at Dadar to reportedly reduce the air pollution in the area.

Dadar's Shivaji Park to be revamped soon

The Maharashtra government has informed that the iconic Shivaji Park at Dadar is to get revamped by the civic body of Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

Moreover, the BMC is to plant grass at Shivaji Park and also create a stormwater drainage system in order to prevent waterlogging during the monsoons. As per reports, the park is to get developed on the lines of Central Park in New York and Hyde Park in London. The state government has approved a proposal of ₹6 crores for the same.

The project has been reportedly undertaken as the dust rising from the ground is a nuisance to the citizens living next door. There was also a large amount of air pollution. Therefore, the soil of Shivaji Park will be moistened with the help of water by setting up a rainwater harvesting project. This is touted to help reduce air pollution in the area.

On the other hand, earlier on January 12, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reviewed two important projects in Mumbai, the Bandra-Versova Sea Link and the Versova-Virar Sea Link. Both these projects are important in terms of overcoming traffic congestion in Mumbai. Therefore, the Chief Minister directed to speed up the work of these projects.

According to the presentation made to the chief minister, the ₹7,000-crore BVSL is expected to be completed by 2025. Moreover, the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), which is executing both the projects, has also completed the pre-feasibility study for the Versova-Virar sea link. The 43-km sea link is expected to be completed in two phases. The first phase will be between Versova and Vasai and the second between Vasai and Virar, a statement issued by the chief minister’s office said.