Beautification Drive at Hubballi Division
Beautification Inputs from Hubballi Division
BEAUTIFICATION OF FOOT-OVER-BRIDGES OVER HUBBALLI DIVISION
As a part of unique initiative and to promote a sense of cleanliness amongst the passengers, the work of painting ‘Swachhta Slogans’ on risers of foot-over-bridges (FOBs) has been taken up by Hubballi division. This initiative has garnered lot of appreciation from the travelling public. Besides improving the aesthetics, this initiative sends a clear message on cleanliness amongst the public. All the eight FOBs provided at seven ‘A’ category railway stations (where there is usually heavy footfall) have being taken up for such painting. Each FOB has an average of 100 steps and such slogans are being painted in regional and English languages on risers of steps.
BEAUTIFICATION OF SUBWAY AT HUBBALLI RAILWAY STATION
Hubballi railway station is a prominent landmark in state of Karnataka besides being the headquarters of South Western Railway. This railway station receives about 18000 footfalls per day. Amongst other facilities, the Subway at this station connecting entry/exit to all the five platforms is widely used by passengers. To promote a sense of cleanliness amongst rail passengers, the work of warli tribal art painting at subway of Hubballi railway station is been taken up. This work has been initiated by Commercial Department of Hubballi division and the work has been assigned to the artist Mrs. Sumangala Bhat. Such wall painting is being done at an area of 1123 Sq.Ft. The work was started on 21.12.2017 and is expected to complete by 31.01.2018. Various paintings on theme like Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Swachh bharat Mission, etc. are being depicted by artist on the subway walls. In addition to this, similar art has been put up at VIP (Reserved) lounge at Hubballi railway station.
WALL MURALS AT HUBBALLI RAILWAY STATION
In order to further add to beautification of this building, wall murals depicting local culture of Karnataka state have been provided in the circulating area and subway. Presently, six such wall murals have been fixed spreading light on Karnataka Folk culture. Besides adorning the walls of Hubballi railway station, these murals also act to curb miscreants from defacing the walls with bills/posters. The work of providing these murals had been entrusted to Mr. Hareesh V. Mallappanavar, an artist and resident of Byadgi village of Haveri district. Folk cultures of Karnataka like Yakshagana, Veeragaase Kunita, Dottata, Bayalata and other art have been portrayed in these murals. The work of fixing these murals was taken up during the Rail Humsafaar Saptah being celebrated over Indian Railways during 2016.