Sign Boards a Threat to Pedestrians

Metal sign boards, unscientifically placed or in an awkward manner, are posing a threat to pedestrians in  Sasthamangalam.

Published: 04th June 2014 09:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th June 2014 09:43 AM   |  A+A-

Sign Boards

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Metal sign boards, unscientifically placed or in an awkward manner, are posing a threat to pedestrians in  Sasthamangalam.

The boards, maostly made of metal, are erected along the Sasthamangalam-Peroorkada Road and Sasthamangalam - Edapazhanji Road. Boards of private institutions as well as government organisations along with the sign boards are placed very near the footpaths on these stretches.

According to Public Works Department officials, such boards were removed from these areas during the time of road works. “We had removed these boards in this area during the works of road and footpath. But later, after the works, some of the shop owners again placed the boards in the previous position,” said a senior PWD official.

He added that these boards have not been removed even though numerous notices were served on those who had installed them. 

“Some of the boards are placed by certain organisations as part of campaigns. Anyway, we will resort to strong action to find a solution to this issue and these boards will be removed within one week.” he said.

Though the officials alleged that the boards were again placed by the shop owners and others, it is apparent that some metal boards were seen fixed even before the road works. Other than these boards, the connection boxes of cable, fixed to the telephone posts, are also placed in a low height and pose a threat to pedestrians.



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