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PWD engineers take part in workshop on road signages

NEW DELHI: The Public Works Department (PWD) of the Delhi government on Saturday arranged a workshop to sensitise its engineers about proper installation of road signs.
The workshop comes a day after a study found that 70 per cent of signages in the city were 'faulty'. As part of the workshop, around 50 engineers, underwent the training programme at a Faridabad-based road traffic education institute on appropriate positioning of signages.
"Around 50 engineers, led by the Engineer-in-Chief, took a class in Faridabad where they were sensitised about signages and other safety norms on roads," a Delhi government official said.
The move is aimed at educating engineers about the requirement of signages on roads, font sizes and other features, so that they properly guide motorists, the official added.
The PWD recently came to know that many road signages were not properly visible due to untrimmed tree branches.
"In view of this, engineers have been asked to ensure that signages are not covered by tree branches so that motorists can get proper direction through these signages," an official said.
In July, the PWD had launched a drive to repair damaged signages and replace the faulty ones across the national Capital. The Delhi government is likely to start repairing of these faulty signages soon.
However, senior officials observed that the government learned that proper knowledge about the signages and roads are needed.
The government also noted that if the work is undertaken without training, it will again lead to the same problem.
The government will also review the existing signages in the city and launch a plan to correct that.

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