Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation has drawn a proposal for redevelopment of footpath in Sector 17 Vashi. This is being done in recognition of the importance of this region as a main business centre of the city.
A resident of Vashi says, “This stretch has big hotels and commercial centres that attract a large number of people. Be it day or night, one can always see huge number of pedestrians using the footpath. Hence the redevelopment should ensure their comfort”. Anil Nerpagare, executive engineer, NMMC Vashi Ward Office informs, “The stretch from Nirman Vyapar Kendra to Hermes Centre Sector 17 Vashi is the business hub of Navi Mumbai and hence there is a good number of footpath users here. Presently the footpath is in a dilapidated condition at many points, Caps of the drain underneath are also broken and may fall any moment. The redevelopment will ensure that walls of drainage pipes which are in poor state will also be strengthened”.
Nerpagare added, “The estimated cost of the work is around Rs 55 lakh and it will take around three months for the work to start”.