Carter Road Promenade

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The Carter Road Promenade is a 1.25 kilometre-long walkway along the sea on the west side of Bandra, a suburb of Mumbai, India.[1] Over a decade old, having been opened up for public in January 2002.[2] It is simultaneously a popular hang out spot next to Bandstand Promenade, a jogging track, a park and also a lovers' point. The promenade is managed by Bandra West Residents' Association.[2] Carter road Promenade is now extended till Khar Danda.

Geography[edit]

Carter Road Promenade is located along the Arabian sea on the west side of Bandra, a highly coveted location for its coastlines, restaurants, pubs, and high-street stores. The walkway is 4,800 feet long with a small chess-board ground, a large gazebo, a vermicompost bed and solar and wind energy. The walkway was redeveloped in 2008 as part of the larger movement in the city of Mumbai to reclaim public spaces and to protect Mumbai’s coastline.

Extension[edit]

After its makeover in 2009, the promenade now extends to Khar Danda.[3] The plan of extension was proposed by Khar-Bandra-Santacruz Foundation. The extension cost 4.8 million (US$74,000), with funds bought in from political leaders; Priya Dutt and Baba Siddiqui.[4]

The Khar Bandra Santacruz residents association has ruined the walkway on the Khar side by erecting a structure in the middle of the walking path.[5]

Prominent places[edit]

Entrance of Rizvi College of Engineering and Rizvi College of Architecture

Carter Road, because of its sea-facing location in the Bandra (west) suburb, has some high-priced residential localities, e.g. Railway Colony, at Pali Hill and Union park. Carter road and the locality around is also home to several famous restaurants.[6]

The Rizvi Education Complex, located off Carter Road, has the Rizvi College of Arts, Science and Commerce; Rizvi High School; Rizvi College of Engineering; Rizvi College of Architecture; Rizvi College of Hotel Management & Catering Technology; Rizvi Law College; Rizvi College of Education; and the Rizvi College of Fashion Designing & Creative Arts.[7] All are managed by the Rizvi Education Society, and may have the status of Muslim religious minority institution.

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