India's first 'Tyre Park' is to be established in West Bengal. According to a state Minister, there will be artworks made from scrap and defective parts which will be on display. It is considered to be a unique concept which is not seen anywhere in the country.
Rajanvir Kapur, West Bengal Transport Department (WBTC) managing director stated that "No scrap material can be labelled as waste, it can be reused and converted into art form. The West Bengal Transport Corporation will launch this Tyre Park soon."
Scrap tyres, lying as waste in various bus depots and government properties, have been considered to be reused and converted to colourful shapes by the in-house team of WBTC, he said.
The Tyre Park, is said to come up at Esplanade area and would consist a Café where people can sit, relax and enjoy the art made from used tyres.
"It will be an island of peace in an otherwise very crowded area," the official said.
“The idea behind the park is that waste can be converted into art. Nothing is waste and can be art, and that is the message of the tyre park coming up in Kolkata,” an official of the West Bengal Transport Department said.
"It will be an island of peace in an otherwise very crowded area,” said Kapur
Officials said that the location of the tyre park at Esplanade is just opposite the WBTC’s tram control room. The location has been carefully chosen keeping in mind the connectivity of this place with other interesting attractions like Smarnika, a museum housed in a tramcar, which takes people down memory lane on the evolution of trams.
The date of launch of the Tyre Park will be announced shortly, Kapur added.
'The Ministry of Transport of West Bengal is mainly responsible for the provision of transport facilities and infrastructure on road, inland water and air - within the domain of State Government. It also provides administrative and legal framework for the same. Its activities include issue of licences and permits'.