The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has adopted an 8.5 acres plot of land at Lower Parel, near Bombay Dyeing Mills Compound, to transform the area into a garden, complete with infrastructural facilities. Work on the garden, which is expected to cost a whopping Rs 4 crore, has already begun and is expected to get completed in a year. Entry will be free for all.

The garden will accommodate a bonsai garden spanning 11,520.53 sq mt, a yoga lawn, a gymnasium, an amphitheatre and a basketball spanning 1017.87 sq mt. Sanitation and other maintenance-related issues will be the responsibility of the BMC.

The civic body has floated tenders asking for consultants to come forward with a project plan. Additional Municipal Commissioner, SVR Srinivas, said, “We asked contractors to get the design done by a professional consultant.” When questioned whether entry will be free for all, he said, “Why take money for everything? Children should enjoy the play court and bonsai garden.” A BMC officer, on condition of anonymity, said that the work on the garden will be funded by the BMC.