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Updated: June 22, 2011 02:37 IST

New nameboards for 1,083 streets

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Mayor M. Subramanian inspects the installation of a retro-reflective nameboards on Montieth Road on Tuesday. Photo: R. Ravindran
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Mayor M. Subramanian inspects the installation of a retro-reflective nameboards on Montieth Road on Tuesday. Photo: R. Ravindran

Work on installation of nameboards of 1,083 streets in the city will be completed in two weeks, said Mayor M.Subramanian.

Inspecting the work on Montieth Road on Tuesday, he said that the installation of nameboards were part of the Special Roads Programme 2010-2011 under which an allocation of Rs.60 crore was made six months ago for improvement of city roads to better standards.

Cost of Rs.3.75 crore

The stainless steel nameboards, made of retro-reflective material, are being installed at a cost of Rs.3.75 crore, he said. Work on installation of the new nameboards has been completed on 358 roads and the work on 148 roads is under way, Mr. Subramanian said.

The flex boards in the existing gantries have been replaced by retro-reflective display boards on 62 gantries at a cost of Rs.1.08 crore. Work on 151 new retro-reflective boards with gantries would also be completed in two weeks at a cost of Rs.5.17 crore, Mr.Subramanian said.

Signage in 1,400 spots on roads is also under way at a cost of Rs.2.21 crore.

The display boards, street nameboards and signage would be visible to motorists even from a distance during the night.

We appriciate steps taken to errect new display of street / road name boards at Chennai.Formerly it contained details like Chennai Corporation, Zone Number and Ward number.Now it is omitted.If the same are provided it will be helpful to the citizens.Further, strict steps to be taken that the name boards are not used for pasting advertisement billboards.The quality, allignment and periodical maintenance of the boards to be ensured.

from:  ABGP Balasubramanian M.K.
Posted on: Mar 21, 2012 at 09:45 IST

It is good to see the new displays. But more than just installing and forgetting about it, strict rules and laws must be framed to avoid it being using as a billboard by vendors and party men. Also it should be ensured that they have same alignment at each street rather than each having one street name at one end and the name board for the other street at the other end of the road.

from:  SK
Posted on: Jun 22, 2011 at 23:56 IST

What a relief to see just Tamil and English, and no other languages. At least TN is still reliable the way we know it.

from:  P. Elangovan
Posted on: Jun 22, 2011 at 09:15 IST
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