Berhampur, October 26 (Local Wire) Walk on Lanjipalli-Kamapalli railway over-bridge in the heart of the Silk City of Berhmapur in Ganjam district will surprise to spot the eye-catching colourful paintings on both walls of the bridge.
The walls of the over-bridge are looking new with the paintings of different colours, including murals of Soura, one of the tribal communities.
The colourful paintings in the public places are the initiative taken by the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC), a part of the city beautification project, launched on Wednesday.
“In the first phase, we have decided to paint in the walls of all railways over bridges, government office buildings, public places, and toilets,” said Chakravarti Singh Rathore, corporation commissioner.
On the second phase, the drive would be launched in some other public properties.
The barren walls of the different government buildings in the city which are so far full of graffiti of publicity materials and posters look poor and dirty.
The paintings which had done by the civic body in 2010, have almost disappeared.
The rich cultural heritage of the city, historical background, tribal cultural and their attractive murals along with some of the eye-catching events are some of the concepts of the paints, he said.
Paintings of sceneries such as waterfalls, picturesque water bodies, beaches, hill stations, and greenery are also being painted on the walls.
Besides to give a new look to the city, the main objective of the murals was to promote the tourism potentialities and tribal culture, he added.