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Mumbai: BMC’s Rs 30 crore Bandra Fort development plan put on hold

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Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had an ambitious plan to link the three iconic spots in Bandra through a promenade, but the project of BMC has in trouble because of the state environment department. The environment has put forth several conditions before approving the plan of the BMC.

According to Mumbai Mirror the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) said it was “deferring” the proposal as it was not inclined to allow any construction near the sea. The MCZMA, while asking the BMC to revise its proposal, said the civic body will have to ensure the construction debris will not be dumped into the Coastal Regulation Zone and mangroves will not be damaged.

The MCZMA also suggested that the proposed project comes under the Coastal Regulation Zone I area. The BMC proposed to build a cycle track and pathway over 4,414 sq mt area, the entire area to be landscaped was over 9,400 sq mt. The Bandra residents are also wanting the renovation of the Bandra Fort, which now has become an area where illegal and anti-social activities such as drug peddling take place.