‘Maintenance of railway platforms is of primary importance not only for city dwellers but for those who come from outside,’ says Mona Shaw, an architect and a Make A Difference (MAD) volunteer.
Nearly 200 volunteers working with MAD set out to beautify the Borivali Railway Station this weekend. The volunteers began making a blue print of the designs and images on Saturday, January 16 and the work went on till late Sunday. The volunteers, from school kids to working professionals, roamed around the station with paint brushes in colourful hands as curious by-passers looked on.
Mona Shaw said, “We have already hosted a similar initiative a few months back at Matunga and Khar stations, which were a success. A weekend was chosen as there is less rush at the stations and hence, lesser chances of the work getting interrupted.”
Ticket windows, pillars, stairs and overhead bridges of Borivali Railway Station were painted with beautiful colours and representations. Paintings on the ticket booking window of the station, on the eastern end, were given the theme of National Park and the highway while the west side depicted Gorai and Mandeshwar areas.
“We shall also be making informative panels on the overhead bridges for those who are not familiar with the area,” added Mona.
The work of MAD at Borivali Station will be inaugurated by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.
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Source :Nilesh Mulik