Volunteers and art students paint graffiti on the boundary walls of Kochi Biennale Foundation office in Kochi. All these walls will be soon turn to be blue colour. (IANS)

Kochi to Turn Blue, Mammootty Inaugurates ‘One Kochi, One Colour’ Campaign

Kochi Corporation is set on another mission to paint the city blue, before the completion of the first phase of its Clean Kochi project, on Tuesday. Actor Mammootty inaugurated the campaign to bring the city under a unique colour, which is titled as “One Kochi, One Colour,”  by painting a compound wall blue at Fort Kochi.

Following the kick-start of the programme by Mammootty, people in the city began painting the walls blue at the carnival route of Fort Kochi. While the city is about to be dipped in blue paint, it may resemble Jodhpur or might turned out to be a city like Jaipur, which is known by a colour, as Pink city.

The ambitious Clean Kochi project was launched in November aiming at cleaning the streets and households in the city whereas the second phase focuses on creating a unique identity for the city.

Meanwhile, mentioning the idea as a great concept, Mammootty said, “Blue is a beautiful colour. The colour of sky and sea. Though this has been seen in the city of Jodhpur, I think this is the first time a city comes under unique colour in South India.”

Kochi Mayor Tony Chammany has said, “As part of the project, the Corporation authorities will enforce stringent restrictions on advertisements and flex boards in the city. A meeting will be held with representatives of the political, religious, cultural and film fields soon.”

He said that the primary aim of the One Kochi One Colour project is to paint the important buildings in the Corporation limits and public spaces in the city in ‘blue’.

Kochi, which is known as the Queen of Arabian Sea, may soon be identified as ‘blue city’. While the Corporation encourages the residents to paint their walls, fences and houses blue, the paint required for project will be provided by Berger Paints, who has agreed to supply the paint at a reduced price.

During the first phase, the carnival route of Fort Kochi will be painted blue and Rajendra Stadium to Broadway will turn blue during the second phase of painting. As per reports, 5000 litres of paint, which is required to paint at the first phase will be provided free of cost by Berger.


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