BMC rolls out a green carpet

If Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is to be believed, Mumbai is all set to get a makeover. And though there have been talks about making the country’s financial capital into a ‘world class’ city like Shanghai, the civic body has now decided to go on a different route. Impressed by the lush green spots all over London, BMC has now decided to give Mumbai a similar look. The civic body has initiated a beautification project and wants to plant carpet grass on dividers/medians and tree basing all across the city.As part of its pilot project to beautify the city, more importantly the tourist spots, BMC has already undertaken the beautification of A-ward (Colaba, Cuffe Parade, Churchgate, Fort). As part of the initiative that kicked off in January this year, BMC has beautified around 12km of dividers/medians and has carried out tree basing of around 2,300 trees in the ward. All the medians of the city will also sport a similar look by next year. The beautification of the entire city will cost around Rs35 lakh.BMC also wants to plant colourful shrubs on the divider as well as fragrant flowers on the lawn bed outside Churchgate station.Plants like Cana, Pisonia, Tikoma, Daisy, Gajenia, Lilly and Euphorbia have already been planted.

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