Red-coloured road signages, designed on international pattern, will soon replace the existing blue-coloured ones across the city. The Noida authority says the blue-coloured signages, which were installed during the previous Mayawati regime in 2007, have become too old. Incidentally, red is the colour of the ruling Samajwadi Party’s flag, while blue is the colour of opposition Bahujan Samaj Party’s.
In the first phase of the project, the authority will install traffic signages and boards on the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. Later, new signages will be put up on all the roads leading to Delhi, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr and Faridabad.
The traffic signages on the expressway will be replaced with new ones on priority basis. “As Formula One event is scheduled in October, we need to install new traffic signages by September-end. So we included the Noida expressway in the first phase,” said Sanjeev Saran, chief executive officer, Noida authority.
“Visitors will get a good impression and feel nice after entering the hi-tech city once the project gets complete,” said Saran.
Though some of the signages have already been replaced with the new ones, the authority is yet to float tenders for the project, which involves replacing hundreds of traffic and road signages and boards.
However, the authority denied the fact that some signages were already replaced. “We have not installed any new signage till date. How can we do that without floating tenders and delegating the work to any company for the same,” said RS Yadav, senior officer in-charge of the project.
“We are yet to decide the budget,” added Yadav. The replacement of signages will cost the authority crores of rupees.
The authority has recently installed new red-coloured boards on the Delhi-Noida road (opposite Dalit Prerna Sthal). The newly opened signal-free road at Sector 37, too, will be adorned with new signage.