After carrying out a cleanliness drive, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to use the Carter Road beach in Bandra (West) for promoting sports activities, which are likely to start in the next few days.
Officials from the civic body’s H (West) ward office said the cleanliness drive was carried out last week. The removal of garbage and stones from sand by screening was carried out to make the beach clean, said an official. “Besides cleanliness, we received suggestions from the locals, asking us to start sporting activities on the beach. So, we have started removing stones from the sand to make it safe for the people who will come to play sports,” said the official.
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“Our attempt is to promote beach sports. We will just put temporary poles for beach volleyball, cricket, football etc. Besides temporary poles, no other thing would be placed on the beach. We hope it will encourage more people to come and enjoy sports,” said Sharad Ughade, assistant municipal commissioner of H (West) ward, adding the corporation would open the facilities over the next few days.
Besides cleanliness on Carter Road, the BMC also plans to start beautification of the Chimbai beach at Bandra (West), which is the most polluted beach in the city. “The beach has been neglected so far. It is littered with a lot of trash, including plastic. Now, we will first carry out the cleanliness drive at the beach. Then, the beautification works will be carried out,” said another official.