‘provide proper bus information before allowing announcements’ | News from Trichy

Trichy: Members of the public have questioned the purpose of placing advertisements on thoroughfares and bus stops in a manner that compromises public safety. Commuters have urged the local body to prioritize providing public transport information at bus stops rather than settling for low revenue from advertisements.
“Most bus stops do not have written stop names. Even route numbers for buses stopping at stops are not available. If revenue from advertisements is low, the civic body should consider dropping the monetization plan,” said SR Kishore Kumar, a city attorney. lack amenities.
Stating that illuminated adverts on central medians breach the High Court’s order, campaigners have called for the adverts near carriageways to be removed. Traffic light advertisements have been flagged as dangerous because high winds can disrupt signs. “We will not allow advertisements on traffic lights, it was the local body that placed them in the medians,” a senior traffic police official said. tnn


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