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PWD calls for signs and markings in place on all roads

Kolkata: The state Public Works Department (PWD) has directed engineers of all its divisions to put in proper signage and markings on all roads under its jurisdiction. As per directions of the department, the jurisdiction of the roads should be properly indicated at an interval of 2.5 km on both sides of the road.

"There should be proper road marking as per Indian Roads Congress (IRC) Codal provision on every road. Roads should also be fixed with cat's eye following IRC provisions," read the notification issued by Principal Secretary, PWD, Arnab Roy.

The notification comes in the wake of inadequate signage and markings on PWD roads in different parts of the state. The matter was brought to the attention of senior department officials during the monthly meeting held in June.

The department has further directed putting up of cautionary signs, informatory signs, signage on facility information, signs for disabled persons, route marker signs and other useful information signs, wherever needed.

"Concerned divisions will incorporate the signages and markings while preparing estimates for any improvement work. All markings

and signages will also be

provided in existing roads, wherever required, unless they have already been put up," an official in the PWD department said.

The concerned superintending engineers have been directed to monitor the matter regularly, while zonal chief engineers and chief engineers (headquarters) have been asked to carry out periodic inspection and obtain reports on implementation of the same.

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