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Sculptures From Used Auto Parts Decorate Chennai Roads

Updated: Jul 27, 2021

Officials, acting on instructions from Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi, have taken the step as part of the civic body’s ‘Singara Chennai 2.0’ initiative to beautify the city

Artworks made of automobile scrap have been installed by the Greater Chennai Corporation along important stretches in the city.

As part of the civic body’s ‘Singara Chennai 2.0’ initiative to beautify the city, the officials are taking steps in setting up junk arts in important stretches. As an initial step, 14 structures are planned to be set up across the city.

Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi has directed civic officials to install the sculptures at locations such as the Marina beach, Kathipara flyover, Besant Nagar beach, Airport, Anna Nagar roundtana, War Memorial, Leisure Cycle Track, Indira Nagar and the parks of North Chennai.

These artistic creations serve a dual purpose. They lend an aesthetic appeal to the area, and at the same time they also spread the message of waste recycling. Another advantage of this type of artwork is that it requires very low maintenance in comparison to say a marble or stone work that gets damaged easily.

The civic body has also started a drive to beautify the park along Marina beach, with more flowering plants. The artificial waterfall in the Marina has also been refurbished recently.

Interestingly, Greater Chennai Corporation has its own scrap yard where automobile metal scraps are discarded. According to Bedi, the civic body is implementing these initiatives not just to beautify the city but also to bring more awareness on waste recycling.

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