Ludhiana, which now wears a vibrant look thanks to the grafitti painted across the city, will appreciate the work done by the artists on Independence Day by honouring seven artists on the occasion.
When the graffiti project began, there was only one artist associated with it but now the number of artists has increased to seven. These artists have been working hard to get the “graffiti capital” tag for Ludhiana.
Presently, 25-year-old Shivam Pahwa is working on the side walls of the bridge near the bus stand in Model Town while the wall towards KMall is complete.
Artist Jasveer Mahi is working on graffiti at the Lodhi Club underpass and Samrala chowk. Aarti Bhalla, another artist, is working on grafitti at the Lodhi Club underpass and two pillars at Pakhowal road.
Artist Suraj has taken charge of the Honda Traffic Park, Dholewal chowk and the side wall of Sidhwan canal.
Two more artists, William and Kewal Krishan, who are new to the project, are working on graffiti on Gill chowk bridge and two pillars at Pakhowal Road.
The Ludhiana MC has allocated more sites for graffiti including Shivpuri chowk, Partap chowk, Dhandhari flyover pillars, two pillars under the elevated road near Raikhy Cinema Chowk, some pillars near the railway station under the elevated road, Lakkar bridge pillars and two pillars on Pakhowal Road under the bridge.
Beautification work at Aarti Chowk, Samrala chowk and Mini Fountain chowk has already kicked off. “We will honour these artists to encourage them for the work they have been doing. We hope that they continue with more designs across the city,” commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said.