Murals depicting Mumbai spotted on Metro station walls designed by students

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By Manasi Phadke http://indianexpress.com/ www.delhimeetro.net

Even as the city’s first Metro runs  over Mumbai in a closed-door, air-conditioned environment,  a world apart from the bustling and chaotic life outside, the metropolis itself comes alive on the walls of its stations through some very quirky murals.

The designs were selected after a competition was held last year among student artists. (Source: Express photos)

To personalize the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro and give it a punch of the melting pot that Mumbai is, student artists from various colleges across the city have designed the station walls.

The murals depict everything that Mumbai is. The walls portray a second home for migrants, a place rich with architectural heritage, a place where people doing all and sundry sit next to each other and often share a bonding in their sufferings over key issues like transportation and housing.

Out of the Metro corridor’s 12 stations, eight stations-Versova, DN Nagar, Azad Nagar, Andheri, Western Express Highway, Airport Road, Marol Naka, Ghatkopar—have about 10,000 square feet of art describing Mumbai. More info

 

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