Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Neon sign boards: Riders face difficulty

Neon sign boards: Riders face difficulty
New Indian Express

BANGALORE: Someone’s gain could result in another person’s pain. This is what the riders are feeling while commuting along the brightly lit neon sign boards in the city.

The neon sign boards provide a handsome revenue to the Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BMP), apart from the usual hoarding erected in the city. The delay in the implementation of new hoarding laws adds to public grievances.

The BMP has set out a list of rules and laws for their prohibition, control and regulation under clause 24 and 29, of section 423 and all other provisions in the Karnataka Municipal Corporations Act, 1976.

Joint Commissioner (development), R R Jannu said, “We will patrol the city and review the current situation. Once the laws are implemented, all essential action will be taken.”

”Vital steps will be enacted against those companies who do not follow norms. Initially, they will be notified. If they still do not confer to the norms, then we will have to remove them forcefully,” he added.

Samuel, a motorist says, “It is difficult for me to ride at night, as the bright lit advertisements on the medians obstruct my view. I have been hurt quite a few times because of it.”


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