The walls of the old Tiruppur bus terminus, which are being renovated by the Company as part of the Smart Cities mission, will tell the story of Tiruppur becoming a knitting hub through art.

The company engaged eight students from NIFT-TEA College of Knitwear Fashion, Tiruppur to create the artwork under the supervision of G. Boopathi Vijay from the Department of Wear Fashion Design. The students chose Cheriyal Scroll Painting, a folk art form from Telangana, for the work.

“Tiruppur has been famous for producing knitwear for over 50 years. In the 1960s and 1970s, people were mainly engaged in traditional methods such as hand knitting,” Mr Vijay said. From cotton picking to bleaching and drying, every activity will be depicted in a Cheriyal-style painting on the walls inside the bus terminal, he said.

Apart from that, the students will decorate the entrance with murals, Mr. Vijay said. Work should be completed by the second week of June, he added.

A company official said students from the NIFT-TEA College of Knitwear Fashion were hired for the job “to do something different.” The old bus terminus on Kamaraj Road in Zone-III of Tiruppur Corporation is being renovated at ₹36.5 crore, the official said.

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