The underbellies of Indian flyovers in cities are normally shady and dark and associated with underhand activities. Mumbai has unveiled its new, dazzling under-flyover garden, the first of its kind in the city.

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The flyover garden was constructed in 2014 but was a hot topic of contention between the Congress and Shiv Sena.

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A political tug-of-war between Nayna Seth from Congress and Trushna Vishwasrao from Shiv Sena, delayed the project for several months.

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The garden is situated under Tulpule flyover on Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road at Matunga.

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The 5 crore project was inaugurated by Mayor Snehal Ambedkar and attended by residents of the area as well as several politicians.

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The garden has a 600 metre long jogging track in the shape of the river Narmada as well as a childrens' park.

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The project was initiated by the 'One Matunga' group who wanted to get rid of gamblers under the flyover and beautify the area.

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Residents are happy that they will finally have a jogging track in the heavy monsoon that takes place in Mumbai.

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The garden is a welcome change in a city with severe space crunch.

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The 'One Matunga' group approached BMC for this project who did a swell job.

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The garden definitely looks stunning at night and is turning quite a few heads in the area!