Road­pali pond to be beau­ti­fied in `2 crore project

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI - Tasneem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­

The pond is lo­cated on the road that con­nects Road­pali to Sion-Pan­vel high­way.

Ganesh Vis­ar­jan pond at Road­pali, that is in a pa­thetic con­di­tion, will soon be re­paired and beau­ti­fied.

The City and In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion (CIDCO) has de­cided to take up the project to re­store the glory of the pond that is lo­cated in a re­mote area.

CIDCO said that the cost of the project will be Rs2.67 crore. Ten­der process for al­lot­ment of con­tract is in fi­nal stages, with work ex­pected to be­gin soon.

The pond is lo­cated on the road that con­nects Road­pali to Sion-Pan­vel high­way.

The pond has been in ex­is­tence be­fore CIDCO ac­quired land in the re­gion. A large num­ber of Gan­pati idols are im­mersed in the pond ev­ery year.

The pond was ne­glected af­ter CIDCO de­vel­oped Kalam­boli. There­after, CIDCO un­der­took de­vel­op­ment in Road­pali as well, but the pond was not cleared. Since there is no recre­ational place or cen­tre in the area, the res­i­dents have long been de­mand­ing that the pond be beau­ti­fied.

A pro­posal for beau­ti­fy­ing the pond was pre­pared by CIDCO su­per­in­tend­ing en­gi­neer Ki­ran Phanse who then sent it to the head of­fice. Phanse said, “The ten­ders for the project have been called. The bids will be opened in mid-July fol­low­ing which con­tract will be awarded. Work will be­gin af­ter that. We ex­pect work to be­gin in two months.”

On the work that will be un­der­taken, he said, “We will con­struct a path­way along the pond. Rail­ings will be erected for se­cu­rity pur­pose. Land­scap­ing will be un­der­taken in the open area and a lawn will be de­vel­oped. There will also be seat­ing ar­range­ments.”

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