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Tyre Park- a unique art installation venture

5 November, 2020 15:22:04
Tyre Park- a unique art installation venture

Kolkata is all set to get India’s first Tyre Park as a unique Art Installation venture. The city is already famous for its world-famous art installations that come up in large numbers every Durga Puja. Now in a sustainable unique venture of turning Waste to Art, the well-conceived Tyre Park of Esplanade will add another feather to Kolkata’s artistic zeal. 

The park decked up with used tyres in the busy Esplanade area of the city has been conceived and developed by the West Bengal Transport Corporation. “The idea behind the park is that waste can be converted into art. Nothing is waste and can be art and that is a message with which a unique Tyre Park is coming up in Kolkata,” an official with the transport corporation said.

Rajanvir Singh Kapur, MD, WBTC, told the media that the Tyre Park will be an island of peace in an otherwise very crowded office area. He added: ‘No scrap should be labelled as waste, rather they can be reused and converted into various art forms.’ Location of the park at Esplanade Bus Depot has been chosen, keeping in mind another interesting attraction nearby, the Smarnika --- an old stationed tramcar used as a tram museum with old tram archives. Workers and artists are working round the clock in the park to give finishing touches to the installation.

Disposal of used tyres pose a major challenge and tyres usually pile up at bus depots in the state. The Tyre Park, located in the heart of the city will be a sustainable answer to that waste management in a meaningful way. The park will also have a small café and musical entertainment and it will be a little space for people to sit and relax and enjoy the various examples of craftsmanship made up entirely of tyres.

From Esplanade, people can also ride on the recently launched Tram Library that runs on the Esplanade -Shyambazar route. The Tyre Park will be soon launched.

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