[mpisgmedia] CM-SPA Flyover-art / bhagidaari Games aesthetics

2-1/4 years ago, 13.11.2002
(The Hindu) Giving artistic look to flyovers

... If the Delhi Government has its way, murals,
paintings, ceramic works and acrylic textures will
come up on flyovers across the city besides
amphitheatres and even an odd coffee home or two. In a
unique experiment, students of the School of Planning
and Architecture and children from various schools in
the Capital are being asked to display their artistic
and painting skills. The objective of the exercise,
being undertaken at the guidance of the Chief
Minister, Sheila Dikshit, is to give these massive
structures a more aesthetic and eco-friendly look.
...Ms.Dikshit said she had asked the students of the
School of Planning and Architecture to try their hand
at the Moti Bagh flyover on an experimental basis with
their artistic skills.?

Now, 05.02.2005
(The Hindu) New-look flyovers before Commonwealth

By Our Staff Reporter
NEW DELHI, FEB. 4. Before the start of the
Commonwealth Games in 2010, all the flyovers in the
Capital will have an altogether new aesthetic look ...
The Delhi Government's Aesthetic Committee formed for
this purpose today held a meeting under the
chairpersonship of the Chief Minister, Sheila
Dikshit... For the pilot project, new flyovers at
Dhaula Kuan and at AIIMS have been shortlisted...

(The Pioneer) CM sets up panel to speed up projects
before 2010 games

...Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Friday constituted
an Apex Committee of Delhi Government for speedy
disposal of infrastructural projects for the 2010
Commonwealth Games. ...except Development Minister Raj
Kumar Chauhan and Industries Minister Mangat Ram
Singhal, all her cabinet minister are the member of
this committee which will look into the speedy
disposal of infrastructural projects for the 2010
Commonwealth Games. ...In the informal Cabinet meeting
on Friday, Ms Dikshit constituted this Apex Committee.
... Delhi Government had already constituted a Core
Committee of all departmental heads ... The core
committee headed by Chief Secretary S Reghunathan,
will submit the report about what infrastructural
project is needed. ... the government has also decided
to make flyovers more attractive for the tourists...
also decided to appoint an international consultant to
suggest way of these flyovers. ...To make flyovers
more attractive in the Capital, Ms Dikshit on Friday
held a meeting with Asthetic Committee, in which it
was decided to take up beautification works of AIIMS
and Dhaula Kuan flyovers as a pilot project. Ms
Dikshit, who is chairperson of the Asthetic Committee,
will formulate guidelines for beautification of
flyovers in Delhi. In the meeting on Friday, the
Committee has decided to involve the Non-Governmental
Organisations (NGOs) for beautification of these
flyovers. The meeting was attended by PWD Minister Dr
AK Walia, Chief Secretary S Reghunathan, Principal
Secretary PWD, Chief Architect of Delhi Development
Authority (DDA), Principal Secretary (Environment), Dr
Subir Saha of School of Planning & Architect (SPA)...


Pioneer has also a report saying, "In an ambitious
step towards cleaning the Yamuna river, the Resident
Welfare Associations (RWAs) or their local fedrations
will be Bhagidars in installing Mini Sewage Treatment
Plant (MSTPs) in their localities". Perhaps CM will
chair, to cheer the bhagidaar fellas with no taste for
flyover-art, also the MSTP committee for Games.



(eml rant of 13.11.2002) SPA/CM/bhagidari and

... Many consider many flyovers unnecessary, wasteful,
even problematic... Some also consider them badly
designed... To the best of my knowledge Delhi School
of Planning and Architecture has not been looking into
these matters as a professional institute... I am
surprised, therefore, at this news report of SPA's
enthusiasm for flyover-art in bhagidari with our CM
(who loves to involve children in homey city
spruce-up). ...Of course, I have nothing against
students being asked to 'display their artistic and
painting skills' through flyover-art. I am a little
uncomfortable about this being part of an 'exercise
being undertaken at the guidance of the Chief


Delhi Urban Art Commission? et tu Bhagidaar?

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