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No feasibility for numbering city roads

A plan of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) to identify the city roads and streets by numbers and alphabets has been found to be technically infeasible.

india Updated: Jul 08, 2012 01:10 IST
Deevakar Anand

A plan of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) to identify the city roads and streets by numbers and alphabets has been found to be technically infeasible.

In November last year, the proposal to develop the alpha-numeric system to identify roads was proposed by the councillor of ward 30, Nisha Singh, and MCG officials had told HT that the project would be completed within the next couple of months.

As per the proposed system, streets were to be identified by numbers so that the commuters can find out the location easily. While the roads going from east to west were to be marked with numbers, the routes from north to south were to be named with alphabets.

After subsequent studies carried out to assess the feasibility of the plan, officials now say that since the road system in Gurgaon is not planned on a grid, numbering them wasn't possible and it would be more confusing for commuters.

"The scheme was good but it was not suitable for a town like Gurgaon, where roads are not planned as a grid. Implementing this would cause confusion and irritation to the travelers as they would find the road labels counter-intuitive," said Nisha Singh, councillor of ward 30.