Chennai: The Greater Chennai Corporation has launched a drive to remove posters which are defacing walls in public places. All public walls, pillars, and bridges in the city are going to get a facelift with art works.
Every location is expected to reflect the unique aspects of Tamil language, culture, technological advancements, heritage and archaeological aspects, literary works and social values.
According to Corporation Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi, “We want the entire city to be beautiful. Not only the developed core areas, but also the extensions. We have told that all the medians on roads should have flowering plants or crotons, which will look nice. All roundabouts should have green patches. A water fountain should be installed wherever possible.”
Around 30,000 employees of the Corporation have been deployed to remove posters and bills and ensure that new ones are not put up.