Uma Adusumalli, chief town planner and committee member, EIS, told FE that MMRDA had roped in Ahmedabad-based EPC-DPM consultants, an environmental-planning collaboration and Mumbai-based Adarkar Associates, an architecture and planning company. MMRDA has made a budgetary allocation of Rs 5 crore to the EIS for the project. In addition, EIS would contribute Rs 60 lakh for mapping the project annually, an MMRDA official said. The consultants would carry out the survey and draw the list within the next two years in the entire stretch from Mumbai to Virar, Alibaug, Khopoli, Vasai-Virar, Khopoli and Bhiwandi, she said.
Adusumalli said the planned inventory would list open spaces included in the 1991-2011 Development Plan that includes recreational grounds, playgrounds and parks, water bodies including lakes and ponds, water courses, namely, rivers and natural nullahs, coastline features like mudflats, rocky beaches, sandy beaches, and large urban green areas that includes national parks, IIT campus, Byculla zoo, Aarey Milk Colony and so on. Prasad Shetty, an MMRDA official, said the project would be executed in three phases.