Mumbai : Architecture skills have been put to use to revamp the 200-year-old Bandra Talao at Bandra (West). Two architecture students have presented a proposal to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to create a glass walkway for citizens to see the aquatic life of the lake, reading area and exhibition space for art installations.
The lake, 5,714 sq mt wide, is currently visited by a decreasing number of citizens.
Karan Ruparel and Sagar Jhanglani, graduate students of Indian Education Society (IES) College of Architecture, along with other students conducted a survey and proposed to revamp the area into a citizen friendly heritage structure.
A 30-metre glass walkway will be constructed thro- ugh which citizens can see the aquatic life inside the lake. Jhanglani said, “The lake is rich in biodiversity and has various species of fish, turtles and migratory birds. This glass walkway will not take visitors under the water but will give them an opportunity to witness aquatic life.”
The students believe the only way to attract more people to the lake and prevent drug addicts from visiting the area is by increasing the number of visitors through various recreational activities.
The project will cost Rs 8.81 crore and has been accepted by BMC.