The Esplanade Bus Depot within the coronary heart of the town normally buzzing with the noise of buses and chugging of trams is all set to have a singular artwork set up product of used outdated tyres. The West Bengal Transport Division is giving closing touches to what it calls “the nation’s first tyre park”.
“The thought behind the park is that waste may be transformed into artwork. Nothing is waste and may be artwork, and that’s the message of the tyre park developing in Kolkata,” an official of the West Bengal Transport Division stated.
Disposal of used and waste tyres just isn’t solely a problem for authorities but in addition takes numerous time. Often, such tyres stay piled up on the bus depots, making them an eyesore. The workers of West Bengal Transport Company (WBTC) began engaged on such tyres and different scrap materials for weeks and have been capable of convert them into an eye-pleasing and vibrant amalgamation.
As soon as accomplished, the park may have a small café, music and provide house for individuals to take a seat and calm down in one of many busiest areas of the town. “It is going to be an island of peace in an in any other case very crowded space,” stated Rajanvir Kapur, managing director of West Bengal Transport Division.
Whereas Kolkata is thought for awe-inspiring artwork installations through the Durga Puja pageant, they are often loved solely a few weeks. The tyre park will add to the record of everlasting artwork installations within the metropolis.
Officers stated that the placement of the tyre park at Esplanade is simply reverse the WBTC’s tram management room. The situation has been fastidiously chosen retaining in thoughts different fascinating sights like Smarnika, a museum housed in a tramcar, which takes individuals down reminiscence lane on the evolution of trams.
Esplanade serves as an essential junction from the place individuals take trams and buses. The lately launched tram library that runs on the Esplanade Shyambazar route additionally makes a number of stops day by day at Esplanade.