Snapshots from the new MG Road Boulevard

Some time ago, I had the opportunity to visit the freshly revamped MG Road boulevard, which was set open to the public last year. For the uninitiated, the old boulevard on MG Road had been pulled down in 2007, to aid in the construction of the Metro network. Following a huge opposition from Bangalore residents, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) promised to reconstruct the boulevard, once the Metro work got over. They stayed true to their promise, and did just that!

The new boulevard looks beautiful, with its numerous art displays (many made out of recyclable material) and bougainvillea of all colours framing the walkway. It has a play area for children, three art galleries, waterless urinals, some water features that use recycled water, and pavement space for local artists to sell their wares. There is a life-size game of Snakes and Ladders, too, which must be paradise for kids. Lovely! What’s more, there is Dasaprakash here, too, selling yummy South Indian goodness, as well as sandwiches, ice creams and other snacks.

Take a look at some pictures from the new boulevard.

A display made out of discarded metal wires
An artefact made out of vehicle tubes and tyres
An artifact made out of vehicle tubes and tyres
In the children’s play area
A colourful pot in one of the lawns
Isn’t he cute?
A display made out of cane and rope
Gandhiji and his charkha, made out of metal wires
Friendship Point, where you can tie a friendship band for a friend
Ants!
A statue in one of the lawns
Peacock, made out of discarded metal scraps and the parts of machines and vehicles
Bougainvillea!

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Bangalore-waasis, have you visited the new boulevard yet?

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17 thoughts on “Snapshots from the new MG Road Boulevard

  1. This road keeps throwing some very pleasant things in my way, Every time I go there, it’s a new experience. And I didn’t even know about this, Thanks TGND! Will definitely check this out!

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      1. Hi want to know if we order those ants in the picture u will be able make them for us its for my farm house and i love that concept of ants

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