Matheran Receiving a Makeover to Help Revive Tourism in the Region

Matheran Receiving a Makeover to Help Revive Tourism in the Region

The Maharashtra Government is looking to boost the tourism sector after months of the coronavirus lockdowns. One of the top tourist spots near Mumbai, Matheran, is now set for a new makeover in an effort to bring in more visitors/tourists.

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is currently handling the project while officials said that around 50% of the overall work has been completed already. 

Speaking of the changes, the MMRDA is said to be improving the pathway between Dasturi Naka and Matheran while also providing ample parking facilities for visitors. It’s worth noting that the pathway will now use lateritic soil, with up to 35% of the work currently completed as per MMRDA officials. Further, four viewpoints at the location have been upgraded. 

Read - Coronavirus Lockdown Impacts Matheran's Tourism Business

Metropolitan commissioner of the MMRDA, RA Rajeev said - “We have taken care of the environmental constraints in the area. Once the beautification work is complete, tourists will be able to enjoy Matheran with greater comfort.” Rajeev reportedly visited the site early this week. 

MMRDA officials are also said to be improving the lighting facilities, signboards, as well as benches, dustbins, and railings with prior approval from the Matheran Heritage Committee. 

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