The Guwahati Development and Urban Development (including Town and Country Planning) Ministry is planning to beautify parapets and pillars of flyovers in Guwahati, the state’s largest city, with colourful graffiti. The existing flyovers, as well as new ones, will be covered under this initiative for enhancing the visual appeal of the city. The graffiti will be put up to dissuade people from defacing the structures.
The state government has already received 2-3 proposals for this initiative and the work is likely to start soon. Though the government has not revealed the details of the proposals its expected that the finalisation of proposals may take place soon.
As there are about eight to ten flyovers in the city at the moment, including some under construction ones, a theme may be chosen for each one separately.
At present, there are wall paintings and graffiti on the walls of a few flyovers in the city, but they have not been done in a coordinated manner. While the artwork on some structures has been commissioned by the government, graffiti artists on their own have put up their work on some flyovers.
It may be noted that recently Guwahati Development and Urban Development (including Town and Country Planning) Minister had tweeted about this initiative while responding to a suggestion by one of the Chandigarh -based journalist from Guwahati.