Hyderabad is all set to get new-age signboards in the near future, an initiative that will be jointly undertaken by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and the state tourism department with support from the State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH). Initially, a total of 650 signs covering 200 junctions will be installed in the twin cities at an estimated cost of Rs 85 lakh. The project is designed to put Hyderabad among a group of select cities having comprehensive signs, giving clear directions along thoroughfares.
Further, Chief Minister K Rosaiah directed Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and tourism department officials to work in tandem for developing the city at par with international cities. The chief minister also stressed the need for creating necessary infrastructure to achieve the set goals so the fruits of development could benefit citizens.
Chief Minister K Rosaiah said: “Once all signs are installed, they would not only give aesthetic snapshots of places of interest but also enhance the image of Hyderabad as a city of world-renowned heritage structures and an attractive tourist destination”.
According to tourism department officials, the signs will be supplemented with 56 sign boards of specific interest to display directions and distances to tourism spots including landmarks, monuments of Hyderabad.