SoBo makeover by Oct 30
South Mumbai is getting dressed up for US President Barack Obama.mumbai Updated: Oct 28, 2010 01:15 IST
South Mumbai is getting dressed up for US President Barack Obama.
The civic body has given itself an October 30 deadline to beautify the area before Obama’s visit over November 6 and 7.
This has given a boost to the beautification of the Gateway of India; the project had been abandoned several months ago because of lack of funds. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is now scrambling to complete parts of this project — such as laying tiles near its booking office windows — along with completing the fence around the Shivaji statue and creating a lawn near it.
“The statue and the booking windows are in front of the Taj Mahal Palace and hence completing work on this stretch is priority,” said a civic official.
The BMC is in a hurry to beautify the road divider on Marine Drive as well .
Officials said that debris that have been lying for months will be removed by the weekend. From early next week, civic officials will inspect the areas.