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Heritage panel to BMC: Plant Bougainvillea, not railings on central divider

The heritage panel’s decision comes after the roads and traffic department filed a review application to reconsider the issue of installation of railings.

Written by Vishwas Waghmode | Mumbai |
October 17, 2016 2:07:58 am

THE Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee (MHCC) has allowed the roads and traffic department of BMC to plant ‘Bougainvillea’ flowers instead of railings on the central divider of the Marine Drive to improve public safety.

The heritage panel’s decision comes after the roads and traffic department filed a review application to reconsider the issue of installation of railings along the central divider and the footpath over the stretch from Tambe Chowk to Yoga Centre. The roads department has maintained that its push for railings is to curb the public trespassing and accidents.

Earlier this year, the heritage panel had rejected the BMC’s plan to install railings stating that Marine Drive’s openness would be lost. “Considering the public safety, the committee said the railings would not be consistent with the character of Marine Drive Precinct.

But, the panel decided that Bougainvillaea be planted on the central divider, which would discourage trespassing and ensure public safety,” said a civic official.

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