Zee Media Bureau
Mumbai: Mumbai is set to get a new garden at the Lower Parel area by next year after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) acquired the plot from Bombay Dyeing last Friday.
According to the BMC, handing over of the land got delayed as the owner was required to level the ground and construct a wall around it before handing the plot over to them.
In an interim order in November last year, the Bombay High Court had asked the
textile major to hand over the 66,651 square metres of plot in Wadala and Lower Parel to BMC and MHADA.
The plot is around 8.2 acre and the project may coast around Rs 11.5 crore to the civic body.
“We have already started mobilizing manpower and machinery to start work on the garden. We hope to complete the work by next May, before the monsoons,” a civic official from the garden dept was quoted as saying.
The theme of the state-of-the-art garden will be the Samyukta Maharashtra movement. All parts of the garden will be connected to a common part.
The sprawling garden will include a cycling track and a walking track, children's play area, an open gymnasium, designated area for senior citizens and designated lawns for yoga and meditation.
It will also have a rose garden and a bonsai garden.
(With Agencies Input)