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Roads in Nabadiganta allotted numbers, street map released

 MPost |  2017-01-19 00:50:22.0  |  Kolkata

The Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA) on Wednesday released the street map of the areas and allotted numbers to the roads which fall under its jurisdiction.

The move will immensely help those who visit the Electronic Complex area.

The Sector V area of Salt Lake comes under NDITA. The street map was generated through AutoCad on Wednesday.

To facilitate easy identification of the roads, signages have been put up.

The north-south roads have even street numbers, i.e. 2, 4, 6 etc., while east-west thoroughfares have odd street numbers like 1, 3, 5 etc.

As Nabadiganta did not have a street map and numbered roads, visitors found it difficult to drive around and find specific location on its various roads.

Due to the presence of offices of many major IT firms in Nabadiganta, people from other states and countries regularly visit the township.

Before signages were put up, even cab drivers sometimes failed to spot the offices and visitors ended up wasting hours to reach their destination.

The signages have been put up at all important locations and scientific methods have been used to give the numbers.

It may be recalled that Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore had once written a strongly-worded letter to the then editor of Calcutta Municipal Gazette, narrating his harrowing experience while trying to 
find a certain address in Bowbazar area.

He requested the editor to take up the matter with the city’s founding fathers and put up proper signage.

Locating an address in Salt Lake still happens to be a tiring exercise for new visitors.

Though the township is nearly four decades old, the streets did not have names for several years.

After coming to power in 2011, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee took the initiative to name the tanks after noted personalities.

However, the civic authorities made no attempt to popularise them and the tanks are still known by their numbers like tank number I, II, IV etc.

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