BMC manages to redevelop the old beachfront into a scenic spot despite the pandemic hinderance.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation in Mumbai has converted the Mahim Reti Bunder into an accessible open space in Mumbai. The beachfront which was being used as a dumpyard, has now been revamped into a clean and scenic spot in the Mahim suburbs. As per reports, the port boasts of a new layer of clean sand, benches, outdoor equipment for exercising and a watchtower that looks over the vast stretch of the sea ahead.
Beachfront makeover to be completed within 15 days!
Despite several setbacks of the pandemic and a one-year delay, the Brihanmumbai Corporation has finally been able to execute major redevelopment work at the Mahim Reti Bunder. As per civic officials, that work on this 57,000 square meters space started in January 2020, after it was acquired by the Mumbai Port Trust. Final touches of this makeover project will be completed within a fortnight, the BMC added.
Reportedly, when the municipal authority took over the land, massive portions of this stretch were covered by red soil than sand. It was then decided to transport about 3,000 cubic meters of sand from Haji Ali in the city to patch up this shoreline. The land was further worked upon with the planting of around 250 casuarinas (commonly known as Suru) trees.
Along with this, a British-era promenade was repaired and lined up with concrete benches too, officials of the civic agency added. These permanent structures do not run the risk of being stolen or damaged soon.
Besides the pandemic, smaller bamboo selling shops also stood as an obstacle in the face of development. However, all these hurdles were worked upon gradually to create this much-needed open space in Mahim.