The Police Lines compound wall on Humbran Road saw a second phase of beautification on Saturday.
Following graffiti and wall paintings created by eleven city schools on a major part of the wall last week, an equal number of other city schools took forward the beautification project on Saturday.
The wall is more than 400-feet long with 32 blocks. While eleven blocks were splashed with art on August 13, another eleven blocks have now been covered.
The creative paintings are themed around pre-decided subjects - social messages, Punjab's culture and the role of the police in society.
The idea to cover the entire wall with paintings was generated by Ludhiana's assistant commissioner of police (traffic) Dhruman Nimbale who sought an artistic makeover of the wall to cover up the wall's unpleasant look of stains and dirt.
Nimbale, who seemed very happy with the wall's first phase of work, did not seem too pleased with the latest. He said, "I wanted social messages to fill up the walls. However, it is the Punjabi folklore that is dominating now. But I do appreciate the efforts put in by the schools and students."
"I will make sure the next and final phase of work including the last ten blocks is done strictly according to the specifications given," he said.
This hitch apart, Nimbale said he is glad with the execution of his idea. "I am sure that no other Police Lines wall in the state is as beautiful as ours," he smiled. "Work on the remaining work will take time as I will be on vacation for some days," he said.