Mysore, Sept. 23 (BRS)- The work of decorating the walls in selected public places in Mysore through painting, which had been suspended earlier, has been given a new lease of life.

Mysore City Corporation (MCC) has given a contract to Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts (CAVA) to create wall paintings all over the city. The quality of sample paintings done by CAVA students and also the competitive rates quoted by CAVA have weighed in on the matter, it is learnt. The rate quoted for paintings is Rs. 120 for an area of 10x10 metres.

The CAVA students had recently painted the walls outside the Mysore Zoo to exhibit their artistic talent. Subsequently, the MCC called for tenders for awarding the painting work to be done all over the city, to which CAVA also responded. The authorities, after going through all the proceedings, have awarded the contract to CAVA students.

DC Harsha Gupta and Mayor Sandesh Swamy, accompanied by the MCC Superintending Engineer, appreciated the wall paintings done by the students.

The move to paint the walls at selected public places intends to prevent disfigurement of the walls, particularly of heritage buildings and also to provide information regarding important tourist places near Mysore.

No time limit is set to complete the work which will be taken up in a phased manner. All walls of heritage buildings will be covered except Amba Vilas Palace.

The paintings will feature tourist places near Mysore like Srirangapatna, Brindavan Gardens, Belur and Halebeedu. The distances to the tourist spots would also be indicated with paintings.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore