Delhi Metro has put to use huge amount of junk, mainly construction waste, to create art installations that have been displayed in a park, which was inaugurated on Tuesday.
Located in east Delhi’s Shastri Park, ‘Prakriti – Metro Park’, described as “one of a kind”, was inaugurated by National Green Tribunal Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar in the presence of DMRC chief Mangu Singh.
Spread over an area of over 10 acres, the park has a host of recreational facilities and a specially designed “rain forest” apart from the art installations.
“Artists from across the country have come together to create these beautiful installations, all of which carry pertinent messages on a range of issues. Almost one third of the materials used in the park are salvaged materials,” a Delhi Metro statement said.
“Utilisation of top soil from various underground station sites, plantation of nature, medicinal and pollution absorbing plants, bird attracting plant species and creation of a ‘Rain forest’ are some of the other attractions,” it said.