Mutha River originates near Temghar, travels around 40 km to reach Pune city.
It is not only the distance it travels, it is the transition it goes through from a river to a sewage and garbage carrier, once in city.
Here is a photoscape of river’s journey, at Temghar, At Khadakwasala, Mhatre Bridge, S. M. Joshi Bridge, Sambhaji Bridge, Omkareshwar, Mula-Mutha Bird Sanctuary.
Painful & quite disturbing to see a beautiful river turning into a drainage canal. Can we call our city a progressive city? Is it necessary that ‘development’ should come at the cost of environmental destruction? Does it not show how ‘aware’ and ‘responsible’ are we Punekars? Can we ever become a great city with this kind of ignorance and attitude towards the river because of which the city exists today? Time to act…..long way to go……….