As part of Kochi Metro Rail Limited’s (KMRL) corporate social responsibility three-hundred-and-fifty standardized signboards will be installed in various parts of the greater Kochi. The Kochi Metro has already placed 40 signboards in different parts of the city. “A few have been installed along Park Avenue Road and 150 more will be installed at various spots within a fortnight, the metro agencies”, said managing director, Elias George. The Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) has started erecting retro reflective modern signage based on the standards of the Indian Road Congress and the total project cost for this is around Rs. 80 lakh. Signboards are having unique blue background designs in Kerala’s urban areas. Besides advance direction signboards, there will be informative signboards too which show pedestrian crossings and school zones.
The signboards will be installed on Thevara-Jos Junction stretch, Foreshore Road, Salim Rajan Road, High Court-Goshree Road and Shanmugham Road this month. “More areas will be covered depending on feedback from road-users. Tourists and new comers to the city have been complaining of the gruelling time they have in reaching their destination because of inadequate direction boards,” Mr. George said.