The garden stretch opposite Vashi mini-sea-shore was once popularly known as the green and plush garden of sec 10 Vashi where people of all age groups used to come and experience the clean and fresh air. However, lack of maintenance of the garden has led to its deterioration. To begin with the soul of a garden, the trees have been cut down. There are around four to five fully grown trees but that too are being cut down. Lights are broken; swings for the children are broken and open cable wires are simply lying around. As if this was not enough even the walk paths are broken at many places and have an uneven ground causing problems for walkers especially senior citizens. A corner of the garden is now being regarded as the dumping ground. The dumped garbage is burnt polluting the air and spreading foul smell. While many say that the current situation is because NMMC has diverted its attention in developing the illegal garden near Mini sea-Shore holding pond, the frequent walkers and joggers hope that the garden once again become clean and green With cameraperson Dyaneshwar Mali, Manasi Dhir for Navi Mumbai News.
November 26, 2008