CIVIC BODY AT IT AGAIN, REPAIRS GOOD ROADS IN BANDRA-ANDHERI
MUMBAI: The flak from citizens’ groups hasn’t deterred the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) from repairing roads that are in good condition.
The civic body has now taken up repair of side strips of the concretised linking road from Bandra to Andheri, which will cost Rs150 crore. While the expenditure has raised eyebrows, the work is inconveniencing residents, with traffic snarls on the busy linking road.
Linking Road has been concretised, but the strips were either made of asphalt or paver blocks. So the BMC in October started to repair and rebuild them. “The work has been taken up as part of the master plan to improve roads. We will examine all stretches and cancel work on stretches where it’s not needed,” said Manohar Pawar, chief engineer, road department.
“The work won’t help reduce traffic congestion as the lanes are used for parking,” said a source from the BMC.
The civic garden department has begun a survey of areas in the city for planting trees in the next year. The survey will be conducted in various parts to find out which are most suitable. Also, the survey will find out the areas where road widening work will be done and where replanting of trees is required.
“We conduct the survey every year to find out where we can do tree plantation and which trees require replantation and also suitable locations to replant them. The replantation procedure takes a good amount of time as we have to follow a proper procedure to ensure no damage is caused to the trees,” said Chandrakant Tayde, head Every year, the corporation plants around 75,000 trees across eight wards and the rest in forest areas. Officials also said the next year, they would be planting more trees that help reduce carbon footprint.
of garden department of NMMC.
Every year, the corporation plants around 75,000 trees across the eight wards and the rest in the
forest areas. Officials also said the next year, they would be planting more trees that help reduce carbon footprint. “We will be planting
more neem, basil, satvin, sapodilla, kanchan trees. Tulsi gives out oxygen for 20 hours along with the formation of nascent oxygen which absorbs harmful gases like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide from the environment,” said the official.