52 city locations for poetic themed embellishment

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About 52 locations across the city will receive an exhibit with famous lines of poems from well-known writers across the city as part of the city beautification. This year, the civic body strives to give the city a poetic color. The engineering department has chosen important locations where important lines of poems will be written in calligraphy.

The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) had secured the top spot in the cleanest major city in the 10-40 lakh population category. Now, the civic body is taking a number of steps to ensure rank one in the overall standings. Coloring the city with lines of famous poems across the city is one of them.

According to the engineering department of NMMC, about 52 important places in the city were chosen to write one or two stanzas of poems. During the months of March and April, the central team is likely to visit the city to see the beautification work carried out by the local organization. The survey includes citizen participation and waste management.

In a meeting last month, civic leader Abhijit Bangar ordered the engineering department to find important locations. The exhibition of poems aims to create a habit of reading and also to give a new look to the city. Now the engineering department is ready. Painting work across the city is already underway.

“This year, we came up with an innovative idea to display important lines of famous poems by well-known poets in important places and places in the city. Accordingly, the engineering department selected important places in the city. With this idea, efforts will be made to improve the reading culture and beautify the city,” said a senior city official.

In addition to the city, the civic body is also focusing on beautification works along the Sion-Panvel highway and on either side of the railway. “From Vashi, both sides of the wall on both sides of the tracks are being painted,” the official said.

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Published on: Monday 07 March 2022, 21:19 IST

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