The twin cities of Kalyan and Dombivli have a 32-km-long waterfront. To prevent sand mining along the creek, KDMC commissioner P Velarasu and Thane collector Mahendra Kalyankar decided to beautify the area, for which the collector has paid the civic body Rs.1 crore.
The civic body said that work will begin before monsoon next year. Authorities have decided to develop an 8-metre-long stretch of the waterfront from Durgadi to Umbarde in the first phase.
“The plan for phase one is ready. We are studying the plan for phase 2, which is the stretch from Durgadi to Dombivli,”said a senior KDMC official.
As part of the project, banks will be set up along the creek and provisions will be made for greenery, jogging tracks, cycle tracks, recreational activities and water sports. However, the civic body has not yet finalised the cost of the project.