A stroll along the banks of the Mithi river, notorious for mosquitoes and foul smell, will become a reality by December, claim officials of the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority. MMRDA metropolitan commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad has said that the entire stretch of Mithi in its jurisdiction – a 6.3-km section from Mahim Causeway to CST – will be beautified by the year-end. The authority had been asked to undertake the deepening as well as the desilting of the 6.3-km stretch after the mayhem the river caused during the deluge on July 26. The rest of the 11.8 km will be beautified by the MCGM. The authority has established the Mithi River Development and Protection Authority (MRDPA) to complete the project. Though the authority claims the work will be completed in 10 months, the widening is yet to start in some parts of the stretch.
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