Madhubani railway station gets a makeover with Mithila paintings

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Madhubani (Bihar), April 7 (IANS) Once looked upon as a dirty railway station, Madhubani station in Bihar now sports a completely different look.

The rich culture of the region — Mithila paintings — now adorn the walls of the railway station. Not just that, it has also now transformed as one of the cleanest stations.

Divisional Railway Manager Samastipur R.K. Jain said that it is a unique initiative of the Indian Railways to experiment with local artists voluntarily painting the works in a short span of two months.

More than 225 artists, 80 per cent of them women, volunteered to paint the station free of cost.

“It is a kind of world record as the total wall area of more than 14,000 sq ft has been fully painted with various themes under traditional Mithila painting style, said Gannath Mishra, a senior railway official, who has supervised the project.



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