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Thane to get hanging garden

The hanging gardens of Thane project is finally to be implemented, writes Devendra Goregaonkar.

india Updated: Mar 06, 2006 03:35 IST

The hanging gardens of Thane project is finally to be implemented. The civic body has decided to begin work on the garden, which comes at a cost of Rs 6 crore, from this month and complete it in a year.

The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has grand plans for the hanging gardens project.

“The 5,000 square-metre garden will be erected above the road near Masunda lake, at a height of six metres from the road level. Designed by well-known architect Hafeez Contractor, it will have special tiles and seating arrangement, lawns and a variety of plants and trees,” a senior TMC official said.

Thane mayor Rajan Vichare said due care will be taken of the environment by the TMC, which will also avoid work on the project during school hours.

The project has a historical angle to it. In 1931, the British included Thane in a list of beautiful cities in the district and planned an elevated garden project near Masunda lake. The TMC has now revived that very project, according to historians.

Green plans

Work on the 5,000 square metre Hanging gardens of Thane is to finally take-off this month.

Rs 6 crore is the estimated cost for the project to be designed by architect Hafeez Contractor.

It will include erecting the garden above the road near Masunda lake at a height of six metres from the road level.

First Published: Mar 06, 2006 03:35 IST