New Delhi, Apr 6 (PTI) Street art and murals along a Delhi Metro stretch in Central Delhi are being frequently “defaced” while railings meant to guard it are being “stolen”.Also Read - LIVE OMN vs BAN T20 World Cup 2021 Live Cricket Score, T20 Live Match 6 Latest Updates: Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman Star as Bangladesh Beat Oman to Stay Alive in Tournament

Salwan Education Trust, that beautified the Pusa Road stretch which was a dumping ground, has approached the Delhi Police as well as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) over the issue. Also Read - Bigg Boss 15 LIVE Updates: All Contestants Shift to Jungle Area as Bigg Boss Gives Punishment

The trust, which runs a number of schools in Delhi-NCR, has been maintaining the project since 2006 but the vandalism, which it attributed to “miscreants”, has led to escalation of cost. Also Read - Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro Unveiled With Tensor Chip: Price Starts at Rs 44,900 | Details Here

“A complaint by the Salwan Education Trust was received on March 14. We are looking into it,” police said.

When contacted, the DMRC said the issue does not come under its jurisdiction, as the entire artwork is outside its station premises, but it would seek the intervention of police to ensure the project’s upkeep.

“This area was specifically taken up with an aim to contribute towards the upliftment of the environment as it was a dumping ground leading to an unhealthy environment.

“However, the school is facing this perpetual problem where anti-social elements are stealing railings and defacing the infrastructure created, which in turn has led to rise in expenditure,” a functionary of the trust said.

The team, comprising staff and students, has been actively involved in designing the mosaic murals along with plantation along the stretch.

“The sincere efforts of the students and authorities in keeping that area clean has been seriously effected due to the miscreants, who are destroying public property,” the official said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.