Installations turned dustbins, broken light poles, pedestrian islands haunted by junkies stand testament to failed project
Garbage is strewn around a statue of Koli fisherfolk on the Eastern Express Highway at Mulund. Pic/Rajendra B. Aklekar
The purpose of projects inaugurated by the chief minister to beautify the city has been clearly defeated as some installations set up as part of the drive are already crumbling while others have been reduced to dumping spots. The beautification project, which the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been tasked with executing, encompasses the illumination of trees and poles, the reconstruction of pavements and medians and the painting of flyovers, among other things.