Delhi: Mural makeover adds colour to flyovers with anti-pollution coating

Arms stretched out, a mace (gada) holding in one hand, the picture of Hanuman Ji flying high over the Indian Ocean greets you as you cross the flyover the old Hanuman Mandir at Yamuna Bazar close to Kashmere Gate.

The cleanup and creative reinstatement of the busiest flyover has been accomplished with the mutual attempt of the MCD as well as Delhi Street Art.

In addition, the flyover, as well as the walls underside, also got a shell of anti-carbonation paint to defend the structure plus the pictures from consequences of contamination

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At Nizamuddin Bridge, one can witness the familiar sights of the national capital including India Lotus temple, Gate, Qutab Minar, Birla Temple and Red Fort—all together on a fence of the most busiest Delhi-Meerut Expressway.

One will not get any paan marks, horrible placards and love notes or abuses written on the dividers or walls of the flyovers in Delhi.

The flyovers all over the national capital are getting a ‘wall painting makeover’, courtesy the Delhi Street Art (DSA), a self-financed group, which has been doing street painting in the national capital since the year 2013.

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The ‘decorated’ flyovers also comprise the popular Moolchand flyover and those crosswise the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg and ITO.

Yogesh Saini, the founder of DSA, said that the North MCD had contacted them for painting the Kashmere Gate flyover whilst the remaining got painted in combination with other administrative agencies like the highway authorities.

A North zone civic official said a painting of the Hanuman Setu flyover was part of the initiative for the area’s beautification that also consisted of exclusion of encroachments. A request has been forwarded to the PWD for the refurbishment of the destroyed walls.

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“If this one comes out well, the artwork would also be taken to other areas that come under our range,” the representative added.

Even though the wall painting of Sankat Mochan has been done, the painting of the flyover pillars is still on the go. It is anticipated to get finished by the coming 10 days.

Saini stated that the main objective of such projects is to turn all the public spaces cleaner and aesthetically tempting.

by Vijay Singh | Wed, May 09 - 12:25 PM

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