Markets, heritage sites to get new signages

Connaught Place will soon have a new look with elaborate signages which will give out clear directions to people and a brief history of its architecture.

These signages will be in addition to the existing directional signages which mention only the blocks. These are likely to help out tourists in the sprawling area who can’t figure out their way.

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is planning to install integrated signage system for the heritage sites and major markets.

The signages will combine information on the history and architecture of the project besides describing the plan of the particular market or heritage site.
The deadline for the project is mid-January.

“We will put up comprehensive maps in the market areas. For example, if you are in Connaught Place, you can view the details of the entire market area and features of each block.

There will be an adequate number of such boards so that visitors can take advantage of the clear signages standing at any point of the area,” said O P Mishra, director project department, NDMC.

The NDMC has identified other markets in the council area where the signages will be installed. These include Khan Market, Janpath Market, Shankar Market and Gole Market.

Market places and transport hubs will have heritage locator boards. This is to promote the heritage site situated closest to it and give visitors an idea of the heritage site.

“In total, around 160 boards would be installed. This will include 40 big ones and 120 small boards. Locations have already been chosen,” said Mishra.

Chota Mandir, Rakabganj Gurudwara, Teen Murti House, Agrasen ki Baoli, Vijay Chowk, India Gate, and Safdarjung Tomb are most likely to be featured in detailed signages.

A sample signage of Teen Murti Bhavan shows what it was originally called, the kind of architecture adopted for the site and its special features.

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