Corporation takes up a tourist-friendly measure
The Municipal Corporation has planned to erect signboards to guide tourists coming to the heritage city to important places of tourism importance.
Few stainless boards that have been erected in the city seem to add a good look to the city roads, besides providing the basic information to the road users. The boards have details in Tamil and English.
Corporation Commissioner R. Nanthagopal said that over 1,200 boards would be erected at all important junctions and roads. Huge boards would be put up at railway stations, bus stands, and near tourism spots, providing details of other places of tourism importance, he said. “People should be able to get the information on all the tourist spots, their location, and distance on seeing these boards,” he said.
Stating that the State government had taken a policy decision to have such boards in the a heritage city such as Madurai, he said that efforts were also under way to provide paver block roads with distinct look that would take the tourists from one site to another.
These corridors would also help in promoting the heritage walk proposed to link places such as Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Tirumalai Nayak Palace, Nagara Mandapam, Pudumandapam, Raya Gopuram, Vittavasal, Vilakkuthoon, and Ten Pillar lane among other places.