Inspired from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, nearly 500 volunteers from an NGO ‘Making A Difference’ (MAD) have given a new look to Borivali and Khar Railway Station.
“This is a symbolical message to the people regarding the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The beautification of this railway station has been supported by more than 500 volunteers” said Dharmesh Shah, a MAD volunteer.
“Maintenance of railway platforms is of primary importance not only for city dwellers but for those who come from outside,” he added. Asserting that approximately Rs. 12 lakhs was used for the beautification of both the stations, Shah said the initiative was started on January 16.
Ticket windows, pillars, stairs and overhead bridges of Borivali Railway Station were painted with beautiful colours and representations.
Paintings on the ticket booking window of the station, on the eastern end, were given the theme of national park and the highway while the west side depicted Gorai and Mandeshwar areas.
Shah further said that he has got invitations from Malad, Ghatkopar, Kandivali and many other railway station. “It seems that in next one year no railway stations of Mumbai would be left without beautifications,” he added.
When asked as to how the Mumbaikars were responding to the initiative, Shah said the people were excited to see the beautifications in the railway station.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a national campaign, covering 4,041 statutory cities and towns, to clean the streets, roads and infrastructure of the country.
The campaign was officially launched on October 2, 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself cleaned the road.