By Accommodation Times News Service
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA has decided to carry out the beautification of roads (pathway) on the 5.6-km long stretch between Matheran and Dasturi using paver blocks made of clay. The MMRDA has floated tenders for the Rs 46.73crore project.
The plan involves installing proper signage and having paver blocks of clay as Matheran is an eco-sensitive hill station. The Matheran Monitoring Committee had made recommendations to beautify the pathway and also lay paver blocks, keeping in mind environment issues.
“Clay paver blocks will be used as it will not allow dust to spread in the air. It has been observed that due to non eco-friendly pathway and dust mixing with the air, pollution was increasing in Matheran and in such cases using paver blocks made of clay is a rational decision,” said executive engineer, Jaywant Dhane, MMRDA.
The particular road will connect people coming from Dasturi straight to the market area of Matheran and therefore it becomes vital for one to fix this road,” added Mr Dhane.
The distance between Dasturi and Matheran is 50 km. One can use the Karjat – Khopoli Road to reach both sides and one can also use the Mumbai-Pune expressway to reach both ends of Matheran and Dasturi. However, using the expressway increases the distance from 50 km to 83 km as it passes through Ajivali, Shedung of the Raigad district.