The Cantonment Board Clifton (CBC) has said that around a one kilometre area of the Sea View beach would be turned into a free-for-public beach park till August 14 this year.
Around 1.5 acre area of the Sea View beach adjacent to the Mc Donald’s restaurant has already been turned into a green patch, making it a prominent portion of an otherwise arid beach.
Under the beach park plan, around a one kilometre area of the beach between Mc Donald’s and the Village restaurant will be developed as a public park.
Like other parks of the Clifton Cantonment, the beach-going public would be given free access to the beach park. However, “Clifton Cantt will not allow commercial exploitation of the park land”, said CBC Garden Superintendent Hasan Anwar Siddiqui while briefing newsmen on Tuesday.
The CBC official said that no contractor or consultant was hired for the development of the cantonment beach park as the Clifton cantonment used its own labour and resources for the development of the park. “Only the seeds used for the grass in the park were imported from abroad”, he said, adding that coconut trees are also being planted for the development of the beach park.[The News]