Swachh Chennai to Convert Subway into an Art Corridor

The volunteers toiled for six hours from 6.30 am, clearing a portion of the subway  of waste and whitewashed it ahead of painting with artwork.

Published: 12th April 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th April 2015 08:01 AM   |  A+A-

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CHENNAI: The Harrington Road subway on Saturday became the first to benefit under the Clean Chennai Campaign after residents and volunteers of Chennai Rising and Serene Chennai took up brooms and paint for beautifying it.

The volunteers toiled for six hours from 6.30 am, clearing a portion of the subway  of waste and whitewashed it ahead of painting with artwork. “Students of the art department of Stella Maris College have come forward to do the artwork on the walls but the whitewashing would take at least another three days,” said Sabina Narayan, a resident.

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The city Corporation provided man power and also the necessary equipment for residents to undertake the initiative. “Even children and passersby got involved staining their hands with paint. It was a nice community feel to have so many people involved. It also provided a great opportunity to disseminate information on the Clean Chennai campaign,” Sabina added.

A model cement concrete road with wider footpaths has come up in Harrington Road recently which the corporation plans to replicate elsewhere in the city.



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