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Hindi signage removed from Bengaluru stations

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Aug 5, 2017, 1:13 am IST
Updated : Aug 5, 2017, 1:14 am IST

With this move, the BMRCL has violated the notification from Union ministry of urban development, dated December 2016.

It all began with campaigns in the social media under the hashtag #Namma Metro Hindi Beda, which was followed by blackening of the Hindi signboards by members of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike. (Representational image)
 It all began with campaigns in the social media under the hashtag #Namma Metro Hindi Beda, which was followed by blackening of the Hindi signboards by members of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike. (Representational image)

Bengaluru: Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) finally buckled under pressure from pro-Kannada activists and the state government and has removed Hindi signboards from some of the Metro stations in the city.

Signboards at South entrance of Kempegowda Metro Station, Chickpete, K.R. Market and Jayanagar were removed. BMRCL officials did not respond to our calls.

It all began with campaigns in the social media under the hashtag #Namma Metro Hindi Beda, which was followed by blackening of the Hindi signboards by members of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike.

Soon after the Kannada Development Authority also met  BMRCL officials and raised the same demand. Recently, chief minister Siddarmaiah too wrote to Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Tomar in this regard.

“The State Government is compelled to ask Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited  to redesign their signanges in Metro station, without using Hindi. It would be much better to follow a persuasive approach than a mandatory one,” the chief minister had said in his letter.

With this move, the BMRCL has violated the notification from Union ministry of urban development, dated December 2016.

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