Thane: After Mumbai city’s first garden at Dharavi which used to be a dumping ground is one thriving forest, Thane has now got a big, beautiful garden prepared located at the entrance of the city. A grand bio diversity garden however has no visitor as yet due to the road widening work. Traffic snarls and commotion are the two main put-offs which deter Thane citizens from visiting the beautiful park.
It has been designed in a way, there are five small gardens inside this huge one. This venture was publicised in a grand manner, however the residents claim they do not know about this garden which is located near Saket creek. he entrance of Thane from the Navi Mumbai side is divided by the Kalwa creek and the garden is developed near the Saket road in city.
This entire belt was once covered with garbage and trash, converted into a dumping ground, with stench emitting is today converted into a beautiful place of art. The social forest department was successful to create a beautiful bio-diversity garden on this huge 5.26 hector piece of land. The garden was completed by June 2017, claimed the department.
The place previously was developed by the Municipal Corporation as Dr Salim Ali garden, however, it was taken over by the Social forest department as they claimed it belonged to them and have now developed it. T
The first garden is a nursery that includes various plants and has a natural information centre. Second and third gardens have been developed as Bamboo gardens. The soil here is fertile for the bamboo plants. The fourth garden is based on oneness theme, ‘All religions are same.’ There is one tree for every religion. This sure is an attraction waiting for people to appreciate it.
Also the plants based on five elements will be displayed here. The fifth garden is for butterflies. The department has planned to get 35 more varieties of butterflies, informed the official from the department. Most of the civic gardens in Thane are ill-maintained and therefore this garden could be the best option for citizen here and the city as well.