Cars? My foot!
It was ire and fire on Sunday morning, as SoBo residents came together to protest against cutting trees and transforming a historical Malabar Hill walkway into a road for four-wheelers
Residents of Malabar Hill object to the conversion of Siri Road walkway into a motorable road. The path is used by schoolchildren and pedestrians. Pics/Bipin Kokate
Currently, a recreational ground, the new proposal suggests the area be changed to a road line. The conversion will involve the cutting of trees, using about 1,000 sq m of Kamala Nehru Park. Also, an amphitheatre and children’s play area will be demolished for the road
The cutting of trees is set to have a negative impact on rock formation resulting in landslides, say the protesters. The proposed road will lead to a traffic bottleneck at Chowpatty Bandstand, they add