The garden has been named as Nanalal D. Mehta Garden and is located under the Tulpule Flyover on Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road.
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“A few residents informed me about the encroachers and we took it up with the F/North ward (Municipal Corporation Of Greater Mumbai), requesting them to barricade the entire stretch,” Nikhil Desai, a Matunga-based activist told DNA.
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After years of petitioning, in 2015, BMC began to redevelop the area. The garden has 300 lights and 11 rotatable CCTV cameras to ensure safety. The project reportedly cost Rs. 5 crore.
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“To get a space in such a crowded area is a boon. It’s also fun as I meet my building friends here and we finish our walk together,” Kritida Patel, a resident of Kapole Niwas told The Times of India.
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While the garden flyover has turned into a success story, however, this may not be applicable to all other flyovers. “We must realise not all flyovers can be made into gardens. See Byculla or Sion; crossing to get here itself is a task, so it’s not feasible,” said city-based environmentalist Hema Ramani.