Marine Drive Promenade Littered With Plastic Waste During High Tide, BMC Workers Clean the Garbage Within an Hour
Marine Drive promenade littered with plastic waste during high tide | (Photo credits: Twitter/Kiran Digavkar)

Mumbai, July 13: "What you sow, so shall you reap," the quotes suits Mumbaikars the best because the recent high tide in the city has thrown up litter -- including plastic and other non-biodegradable waste -- out of the sea. On Thursday, the sea level rose during the high tide, above the Marine Drive promenade and splashed the seawater along with the garbage. But kudos to the BMC workers who brought the marine drive promenade, which was littered, back to its original form within an hour. They cleaned the entire promenade so that people can once again enjoy the scenic beauty of the marine drive-- also known as the Queens' Necklace.

Kiran Dighavkar, the assistant municipal commissioner under whose jurisdiction a few kilometres of the Marine Drive promenade falls, shared the before and after pictures of the promenade. He also appreciated the work done by the BMC cleanup workers. According to the tweet, around 30 labourers waited until the high tide water receded from the promenade to carry out the cleanup work. The tweet also brings the attention of the readers to the give and take process between "human-beings" and "mother earth," and the commissioner called the action between both as "sacred games."

Here is the tweet from the BMC's Assistant Commissioner Kiran Dighavkar:

 

Marine Drive promenade littered with plastic waste during high tide was cleaned by BMC Workers | (Photo credits: Twitter/Kiran Dighavkar)

After seeing these pictures, its high time that Mumbaikars contribute towards a greener environment by not using plastic and other non-bio-degradable items. Meanwhile, several netizens also took to the Twitter and shared a few pictures of the littered promenade appealing to people to become more responsible. It has to be noted that Maharashtra government is the first state of India which has implemented a statewide plastic ban to reduce the use of single-use plastic. The ban has been introduced to protect the marine life from the increasing pollution. Moreover, several nature lovers also appreciated the move.