BMC alters park revamp to save mangroves, cost

MUMBAI: The proposed development of Santacruz’s Swami Muktanand Park won a shot within the arm with BMC amending its plans, thus saving the mangroves and reducing the project value via Rs 1.3 crore. The project will now value Rs 11.3 crore.
BMC, within the new plan, has no longer proposed development, filling and diversion on all 3 facets of the herbal nullahs, which might be affected by inter-tidal sea water waft, and surrounded via mangroves. Activist Zoru Bathena had complained in regards to the proposed plan eating into mangroves surrounding the park.

The civic body used to be all for enterprise civil work, like building of a pathway, a new compound wall and an ornamental entrance plaza but even so electrical, mechanical and horicultural work.


BMC had floated tenders inviting bids for development of the park closing November. Bathena had identified that through the proposed development, BMC used to be making plans to enter mangrove land, which used to be unacceptable. He wrote to BMC and the woodland department objecting to this.


In a letter via BMC’s lawn cellular department, officers informed Bathena, “As according to the objections, the present Muktanand Park is surrounded on all 3 facets via herbal nullahs, which might be affected by inter-tidal sea water waft, due to which it's surrounded via mangroves. In view of this, the place of work has amended the proposed plan of Swami Muktanand Park.” A civic legit stated their purpose used to be to verify no loss of inexperienced quilt.


Bathena stated it indicated that no one in reality inspected the lawn earlier than deciding to strengthen it. “I additionally steered that the wall between the lawn, and therefore mangrove lane on the south-end of the park, be got rid of all over the development, so that any one interested in strolling through the mangroves can achieve this,” he stated.


BMC alters park revamp to save mangroves, cost BMC alters park revamp to save mangroves, cost Reviewed by kailash soni on January 13, 2019 Rating: 5
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