Bandra West Playground To Soon Get An Olympic-Sized Pool; Will Take Up 2,500 Sq. Metres Of Land

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by Tooba Shaikh

Summer is almost coming to an end. However, one of the activities that is great for summer is swimming. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation or the BMC is all set to open a brand-new Olympic-sized swimming pool in Bandra West. This pool is being opened as there aren’t any government-run swimming pools in the area that meet international standards and are ideal for professional swimming. This swimming pool will be housed inside a famous playground.

Olympic-Sized Swimming Pool In Bandra West

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This particular swimming pool will be constructed inside the General Arun Kumar Vaidya Playground near the Lilavati Hospital. It will take up 2,500 sq. metres of the playground. Though this will significantly shrink the playground area, children will no doubt benefit from ready access to a pool.

Swimming is an amazing physical exercise with multiple scientifically proven health benefits. Having a swimming pool will no doubt help in improving the physical health of everyone who can access it. The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Eknath Shinde has finally asked for a proposal in order to make the swimming pool happen.

According to what the BJP MLA Ashish Shelar wrote in a letter to Shinde, there is no BMC pool between Dadar and Andheri. In order to remedy this and to meet the apparent demand from the localities, a swimming pool is needed.

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Other Swimming Pools By The BMC

Olympic-sized swimming pool

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Apart from this pool, the BMC has six swimming pools, one in Dadar, one in Kandivali, one in Dahisar, one in Mulund, one in Chembur, and one in Ghatkopar. According to an article published by the Times of India, only two of these six swimming pools are up to Olympic standards.

If localities want to avail the pool, they can apply for membership from the portal on BMC’s website. Depending on the duration of the membership and the locality that you live in, the price can vary anywhere from ₹8,000 to ₹10,100.

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