From waste to art: scrap tyres turned into artwork at a tyre park in Kolkata

A unique tyre park is all set to be opened in Kolkata – and its innovative approach is what sets it apart. The theme and the initiative behind the park is that waste can be converted into art. Its creativity will help people understand how waste can be utilised and converted to art, and that’s what makes the soon-to-be-launched Tyre Park stand out.

The West Bengal Transport Corporation (WBTC) is planning to inaugurate this park that includes amazing artwork made out of scrap and defective tyre parts. The scrap tyres have been shaped by the team of WBTC. Their artistic hands converted the tyres lying waste in various bus depots to colourful artwork. This extraordinary park will be an addition to the city’s famous landmarks, feel officials.


The unwanted scraps taking up unnecessary space in various depots have thus been put to good use, and will help decorate the park in an artistic way. Generally, these tyres used to be disposed of that involved a long process, but the idea of using such items for decoration conveys the message to turn waste to a valuable product. The Tyre Park is being set up at Esplanade opposite the Tram control room of Esplanade.

Besides its artsy surroundings it would also have a small café with music, providing space for visitors to sit and relax while experiencing the quirky style of the beautifully crafted tyres. “It will be an island of peace in an otherwise crowded area,” said MD WBTC Rajanvir Kapur. People can enjoy the Tram Library running on the Esplanade-Shyambazar route, the nearby Smarnika which has some old tram archives.

The information regarding the inauguration date, visiting time and ticket details will be revealed soon, said officials.

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