Mumbai: Food Court Development at Cleveland Jetty in Worli to Generate Local Employment for Women

Mumbai, 9th February 2024: Mumbai City Guardian Minister Deepak Kesarkar has issued a directive to develop facilities at Cleveland Jetty in Worli, including the establishment of a food court aimed at creating employment opportunities for local women. The initiative also involves providing “Food on Wheels” vehicles to women in Worli to promote tourism at the grassroots level. Minister of Marathi Language of Maharashtra Education Minister Deepak Kesarkar emphasized that all necessary facilities for women will be provided at Cleveland Jetty.

In a review meeting held at Worli Koliwada on February 8, 2024, Minister Deepak Kesarkar addressed various issues and complaints raised by local citizens and fishermen. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner (Zone 2) Ramakant Biradar, Assistant Commissioner (G South) Santosh Kumar Dhonde, concerned officials, local citizens, and office bearers of fishermen associations. Kesarkar instructed the Public Works Department (PWD) as well as the Fisheries Department to carry out the necessary concreting work at Cleveland Jetty. Additionally, he directed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to meet the requirements for developing a food court.

State-of-the-art solar energy-based dryer machines will also be provided for drying fish, serving as a means of employment generation for women in Worli Koliwada. This initiative aims to offer a quicker option for fish drying, along with providing fish storage facilities. Kesarkar further mentioned that the management of the fish market in Worli Koliwada will be overseen by the BMC. He also proposed measures such as the development of modern toilet facilities near Worli Fort, the provision of new road options, and the establishment of a new health centre. Kesarkar assured residents of the permanent availability of a mobile ICU van for emergency health services in the area.