The Borivali and Khar stations in Mumbai have got a brilliant makeover – from the staircases and walls to overhead bridges and ticket windows, everything is covered in vibrant colours. There are paintings of animals, trees, soldiers, and so much more, giving a very cheerful aura to the otherwise gloomy looking stations.
It has all been done by about 500 volunteers of the NGO, Making a Difference (MAD) Foundation.
Here is a look at the revamped stations:
The MAD Foundation started this work in December 2015, with the aim to paint 30 staircases at the Borivali station and seven at Khar, along with 54 pillars on the platforms at Borivali and 12 at Khar.
“The idea is also to lighten the mood of commuters. We want commuters to have a feeling of ownership, so that they stop littering the stations as well as persuade others from doing so. We are looking at contributions from corporate houses, and our volunteers are also reaching out to residential colonies across Borivali to seek help,” Haresh Shah, the secretary of the foundation had told DNA in December last year.
They had started as an experiment for the project with Matunga railway station in October, 2015.