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Rs 14-cr budget to clean Mahim, Juhu beaches

Following criticism from the Bombay high court, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to clean up the beaches of Dadar-Mahim and Juhu.

mumbai Updated: Jun 15, 2011 01:52 IST
HT Correspondent

Following criticism from the Bombay high court, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to clean up the beaches of Dadar-Mahim and Juhu.

A contract worth Rs14.28 crore will be used to clean the beaches over the next seven years.

The two beaches are major tourist attractions. As a result, shores are filled with garbage Additionally, some is also swept in by the sea.

Civic officials said that the BMC would appoint private contractors to clear the beaches of garbage.

The clean-up operation would be done both manually and with the help of machines.

The contract for the Dadar-Mahim beach is for an estimated Rs7.63 crore. The cleaning of Juhu beach will cost Rs6.65 crore. Both these proposals will be tabled before the standing committee on Friday for approval.

Standing committee chairman Rahul Shewale said: “We are also planning to appoint clean up marshals or nuisance detectors on sea faces to prevent people from dumping garbage in the sea.”

Currently, both beaches are cleaned up using two cleaning machines, one garbage pressure machine, one tractor-trolly and 20 workers each.

For a long time, activists and citizen groups have been complaining about dirty beaches in the city, which civic officials have been unable to clean.

The Dadar-Mahim beach is 5-km long and 45-m wide, while the Juhu beach is 6-km long and 60-m wide.