The Bandra Fort precinct beautification project, initiated by the H-West ward of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has got in-principle approval from the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) in its meeting on Wednesday, June 28. This gives a green signal for the BMC to move ahead with its design plan of beautification. However, before giving the final written approval, the MCZMA has asked the civic body to provide the plan of which natural materials will be used for the reclamation of the 100-metre patch on the curve of the fort precinct.
The Bandra Fort precinct beautification project includes a promenade designed in the form of waves and a cycling track around the fort connecting to the Bandra-Worli sea link. The beautification of the stretch, which ranges up to 1 km, also includes precinct illumination, setting up a children's play area, providing recreational spaces for senior citizens, planting trees, etc. The project is slated to cost over Rs 30 crore and the ward office will request a budgetary sanction of Rs 10 crore when the revised estimate budget is presented in October.