NAVI MUMBAI, Dec 28 (The CONNECT) - Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has come out with a novel idea to keep the areas under flyovers clean and neat and create amenities.
NMMC has created sports facilities such as a basketball and badminton courts, box-cricket arena and skating rink at a flyover at Sector-15, Sanpada in the city. About 2,745 sq mtr area is made available for these facilities.
Appreciating the project, NGO NatConnect Foundation said it has suggested to NMMC long ago to beautify the areas below flyovers across the city which have become destination for haphazard parking, garbage dumping or slums.
Taking the example of Hyderabad, NatConnect director B N Kumar said NMMC could even develop gardens and colourful fountains or artificial flamingo parks.
This could definitely add to the Swachh campaign.
But the civic body should never try to exploit these areas for commercial purpose such as small shops which will defeat the very purpose building the flyovers – to decongest traffic.