Mumbai : Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria has asked Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte to ensure that the civic body puts up proper lighting along the promenade at Marine Drive. According to Maria, the move was aimed at not only beautifying the promenade, but also for the safety of thousands of visitors who throng the place every day.

As part of the BMC’s plan to beautify the city’s iconic Marine Drive, the civic body will be putting up street lights, uniformly along the promenade, especially along the few dark stretches.

“In the recent meeting with municipal commissioner I suggested there should be proper lighting along the Marine Drive promenade, especially the stretch between Mafatlal Baug and NCPA,” Maria said.

“There are some points along the promenade which turns dark during the late evening hours, mainly due to lack of lights. This can bring up safety concerns for women,” he said.

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