At the second round-table discussion on 'Public Art Policy, Guidelines and Master Plan for Delhi', he cited the example of the newly built skywalk at ITO and vandalising of nuts and blots at Signature Bridge and emphasised on the need for behavioural change in developing public art.
"People have a choice to run a risk of getting run over by crossing the roads or taking the skywalk. Behavioural change or the desire to use the skywalk is little slower than what I expected," Puri said.
Highlighting the features of the final draft of public art guidelines, Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC) chairman P S N Rao said it would be implemented after a notification is issued by the government.
The final draft guidelines provide for a three-member panel of art advisors to advise DUAC in matters concerning public art.
The DUAC, after receiving such proposals through the local bodies, will consult its public art advisors and accord permission within three weeks, the draft guideline states.
Attending the round-table meeting, noted artist Jatin Das said there were no culture or art policies of the government at the national level and advocated promotion of various art forms including visual arts.
(With inputs from agencies.)