Signs of change on city roads

BANGALORE: Signboards in the city are in the process of receiving a makeover. The old cement boards, which contained details of the road, area and ward, are being replaced by board on poles.

Published: 29th April 2012 10:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 10:33 PM   |  A+A-

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(Left) The new signboard on Jain Temple Road. (Right) A traditional cement marker in Basavangudi | Sushma Puttappa

BANGALORE: Signboards in the city are in the process of receiving a makeover. The old cement boards, which contained details of the road, area and ward, are being replaced by board on poles.

These boards have their advantages. Apart from being legible, people, especially the motorists, have a better view of the boards as they are on a pole that can be viewed from a distance. The letters are more visible and legible as stickers have been used on these boards, unlike the painted ones that differ according to the painter.

The boards also have details of the street on one side and other important details pertaining to the ward on the other side.

The reason for the makeover is the prescence of several damaged or broken cement signboards in the city.

The councilor of Sunkenahalli ward P N Sadashiva told City Express that four wards in their constituency received the new signboads. Sunkenahalli ward is said to have received the boards a month back. He said, “The boards installed earlier did not contain much information in them. Several boards were damaged after being hit by speeding vehicles.”

“The new boards not only have exact information about the ward but also contain the contact numbers of the area control room, and contact details of the local Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) and  Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) and other important numbers,” he added.

Though these signages are yet to be installed uniformly in all  parts of the city, select areas such as Chamarajpet, V V Puram, Shankarpuram, Sunkenahalli, parts of Gandhi Bazaar and Ramakrishna Ashram and its surrounding areas already sport them.

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