Wednesday, September 29, 2010

CWG art works to welcome commuters at Metro stations

Special artwork has been created by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on the Central Secretariat-Badarpur corridor to welcome visitors during the Commonwealth Games.

''We chose this corridor since Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the venue for the Games opening and closing ceremonies, falls on this line,'' a DMRC spokesperson said today.

The DMRC has decorated the Central Secretariat, Khan Market, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and Jangpura Metro Stations with special mural paintings, drawings and ceramic artworks to give the stations a distinct look.

Specially designed tile artwork with three dimensional effect has been done on the walls of the concourse area at the Jawaharlal Nehru Metro Station and the theme of the tile artwork on the 163 metre-long concrete walls on both sides of the concourse has been derived from the various sports events that will be held during the Games.

These include gymnastics, swimming, wrestling and athletics among others. ''A harmonious colour scheme in beige, rust and deep red colour has been used for optimal effect. The artwork on these handmade ceramic mural art glazed tiles has been created by using water jet cutting technology wherein it is possible to cut very hard tiles too to create precise and fine patterns,'' the spokesperson added.

The CWG mascot Shera has also been prominently displayed for better visual effect and appeal.

Besides, 16 panels have been put on display at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Metro Station briefing the commuters and visitors about the genesis of the Delhi Metro, details about engineering feats like the construction of Moolchand Extra-dozed bridge, Metro milestones, unloading of coaches that were brought from abroad through special aircraft and others.

''At the Central Secretariat Metro Station, two thematic modern artworks titled 'You are Here' and illusion have been created at the concourse and platform levels of the station,'' he said. 'You are Here' takes inspiration from the Delhi Metro network map and interprets it in a futuristic manner using mirrors giving the viewer a feeling of being at various places all at once.

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