Scrap car sculptures are installed at 14 locations in Chennai
In total, four tonnes of automotive waste were collected; AP sculptors created the artwork
The Greater Chennai Corporation has started installing carvings made from scrap cars in 14 locations around the city.
Chennai Corporation commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi ordered city officials to install the sculptures at places such as marina beach, Kathipara flyover, Besant Nagar beach, airport, Anna Nagar roundtana , the war memorial, the leisure cycle path, Indira Nagar and the parks of North Chennai. .
A farmer’s sculpture will be installed in the park in front of the Secretariat in Fort Saint George. The Koyambedu circle will receive a sculpture of a Jallikattu Kalai. Sculptures of a classical dancer and a mridangam player will be installed near the airport.
Besant Nagar Beach will receive a turtle sculpture. Marina Beach will receive sculptures of a crab, shrimp and shark. Sculptures of a leopard and a deer will be installed on the Indira Nagar leisure cycle path.
A total of four tons of automotive waste was collected in the city to develop the sculptures, officials said.
Sculptors from Andhra Pradesh developed the sculptures last year. Former deputy commissioner of the Corporation (South) Alby John Varghese played a coordinating role with the sculptors in the development of the sculptures, officials said.
The civic body has also launched a campaign to beautify the park along Marina Beach, with more flowering plants. The man-made waterfall at the marina was also renovated last week, following an inspection by Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi.
Officials in each of the three regions and 15 zones have started to prepare estimates for beautifying spaces near grade dividers, bridges and road junctions to improve aesthetics. After cleaning up posters in the city, the civic organization planned works of art in such spaces.