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Weh to get maroon and white signages

THE ASIAN AGE. | AISHWARYA NAIR
Published : Jul 20, 2018, 6:26 am IST
Updated : Jul 20, 2018, 6:26 am IST

He further added, “We are planning to set up informative text about the ongoing metro work.”

The step has been taken after a change in Indian Roads Congress (IRC) standards. (Photo: Asian Age)
 The step has been taken after a change in Indian Roads Congress (IRC) standards. (Photo: Asian Age)

Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropoli-tan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) will install signages on the crucial arterial roads connecting the city’s north with south, Western Express Highway (WEH), 10 years after they were put up.

The infrastructure body will shell more than Rs 1 crore to install the new maroon and white signages in place of the existing green and blue signages. The step has been taken after a change in Indian Roads Congress (IRC) standards.

 

Some of the new signages would include directions on which bridge is to be taken for a particular destination, warning signs for no parking and no stopping. Also informative boards on current metro works would be set up.  

“We have decided to change the damaged signages on the WEH; warning and cautionary boards will be installed. The project is in tendering stage at present,”  said RA Rajeev metropolitan commissioner.

 Meanwhile, the project will be done in phases. “The new IRC standards were set in 2012 and it was pertinent to change the signages. Also majority of them are damaged on WEH, so the new ones will be installed. The new ones will have a maroon background with white typo on it,” said a senior MMRDA official. The total cost for executing the project is around Rs 1.40 crore.

 

He further added, “We are planning to set up informative text about the ongoing metro work.”

Further, the new signages will have direction to specific locations.

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