The Asalpha slum in Mumbai has gotten a makeover by 750 volunteers, turning the village into a beautiful display of colors. Inspired by the Italian city of Positano, Asalpha overlooks the water and the bright, new colors make for a great backsplash.
Mumbai’s Asalpha Slum Looks No Less Than A Colourful Italian Village Now. This Is How It Happened..
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) January 15, 2018
#Mumbai: This slum is getting a colorful makeover with 'Chal Rang De' initiative…youth painted the exterior walls of houses in #Asalpha village in Ghatkopar with vibrant colours @Dev_Fadnavis @PMOIndia @narendramodi @chalrangde @ShivSena @MumbaiCityFC pic.twitter.com/fhadG2xMab
— Zee Salaam (@zeesalaamtweet) January 18, 2018
A youth group called “Chal Rang De,” painted the exterior of the houses vibrant colors. The founder of the initiative, Dedeepya Reddy, said, “We wanted to use our knowledge of design so we can change the way people look at slums. People at the slums were supportive and cooperated with us to bring change.”
This is a slum in Mumbai, not pic postcard Italy town
Drenched in 400 litres of paint by around 750 people, Asalpha is not only distracting Mumbai Metro users, but also seeing foreigners with SLR cameras ascend its stone stairs.
— Voice of Mumbai (@GreaterMumbai) January 22, 2018