State government officials in various parts of the country are doing their best to beautify their surroundings. This has especially been the case with dumping grounds, many of which have been converted into forests and children’s parks.
In an addition to the list, the BMC converted a 2.75 lakh square feet dumping ground into a beautiful garden in Malad, Mumbai, reports TOI.
The garden has been named Dr APJ Abdul Kalam garden and over 4,000 saplings have been planted inside.
The huge piece of land was taken over the civic body back in 2002. Over 500 hutments were removed by 2014. Now, there is a 2 km long mud pathway and a variety of trees, including medicinal plants, which call the park their home.
There are pathways that have been created for people to take walks on. There is a gazebo installed where people can sit under and toilets have been built for visitors!
According to Times Now, the park has already become popular for Botany students and bird watchers who can spend hours in the garden.
Can’t wait to visit this beautiful garden in Malad!
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