In response to persistent complaints about dust pollution at Mumbai’s iconic Shivaji Park, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is taking steps to revive the green cover of the ground by planting grass. Shivaji Park, a 28-acre open ground in Dadar, Central Mumbai, is a popular spot for sports enthusiasts, joggers, and political rallies due to its central location.
Over the years, the ground has faced deterioration, with the grass covering wearing away, leaving loose red soil that easily displaces and causes dust pollution. Residents have raised concerns about the red-dust issue, prompting the civic authorities to address the problem.
To counteract dust pollution, the BMC plans to appoint a consultant responsible for planting grass on the ground’s surface. Additionally, sprinklers will be installed to ensure regular watering of the topsoil, preventing dust displacement.