The upcoming Delhi Metro’s Dhansa Bus Stand station, which falls on the Dwarka-Dhansa Bus Stand Grey Line, has been adorned with attractive photographs and artworks, displaying the rich culture, heritage, flora and fauna of this region.
According to DMRC, Southwest Delhi’s Najafgarh-Dhansa region has deep cultural roots. Other than its rich historical content, it is also home to a marshy ecosystem that encourages the visit of migratory birds as well as the flourishing of local wildlife.
Thus, the installed artworks and photographs at the station have tried to capture these unique characteristics of this region. During winters, birds like sparrows, parrots, kingfishers, eagles, ducks dot this area and are a delight for bird watchers. Photos on printed glass panels showcase the area’s rich biodiversity and is themed as “Migratory Birds”.
For the locals, agriculture and animal husbandry are the main income sources but real estate projects, as well as event venues, significantly contribute to the economic progression. The metro station’s colour palette has been kept earthy and bold to show the amalgamation of urban and rural values. A hand-painted artwork themed as, “Fringes of rural-urban progression”, shows the locals coming together to honour the essence of their values.
The artwork displays the bridge that is developed in a bid to connect the past and the future.