Go Back   Team-BHP > Around the Corner > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 29th April 2008, 06:59   #46
Senior - BHPian
 
headers's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Greater Chennai
Posts: 4,548
Thanked: 424 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by iraghava View Post
The kind that has a girl friend & wants to retain her!
Quote:
Originally Posted by esteem_lover View Post
Now, why didn't i think of that ?

Now..this is getting interesting..guys!
headers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th May 2008, 02:39   #47
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 352
Thanked: 138 Times
Thumbs up Unauthorised Hoardings removed in Chennai

Chennai [Madras], the city of mega vinyl hoardings, is sporting a new look after the removal of more than 4000 'unauthorised' hoardings.

The Hindu : Tamil Nadu / Chennai News : Not for total ban on hoarding industry, says civic group

Signboards as hoardings catch Corp eye - Newindpress.com

Many of us are seeing buildings and trees that have been hidden for several years.

Personally I am for a total ban on advertisement hoardings on the roads for the following reasons

1. They are distracting to motorists
2. Occupy the pedestrian path and hinder their safe passage
3. During a thundershower or squall some of them fall down injuring and some times even killing people. See the link below for an example
The Hindu : Andhra Pradesh / Hyderabad News : One killed, four injured as hoarding collapses on car
4. Cars also get crushed as desribed in the link above
5. Waste a lot of electricity with their high power bulbs
6. Obscure the view of buildings and trees behind them
7. Sometimes they even partially hide the signals
8. Block the ventilation and free movement of wind at times
9. Are eco-unfriendly due to the use of large vinyl sheets
10. Trees or their branches are sometimes cut down to make the hoardings more easily visible
The Hindu : Branches of tree cut to make hoarding visible
Murugan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th May 2008, 10:01   #48
Team-BHP Support
 
bblost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 9,552
Thanked: 6,310 Times
Default

Mod alert
DUPLICATE post.


http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...nce-again.html (Hoardings-free Chennai - Green once again)
bblost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th May 2008, 10:54   #49
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 46,537
Thanked: 80,253 Times
Default

Thanks. Threads merged. @ Murugan, Please perform a search before creating new threads.
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16th May 2008, 03:19   #50
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 352
Thanked: 138 Times
Unhappy Oops!

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTO View Post
Thanks. Threads merged. @ Murugan, Please perform a search before creating new threads.
Oops! Looks like I did not search properly before posting.
Murugan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th June 2008, 00:58   #51
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 352
Thanked: 138 Times
Default Chennai hoardings

Quote:
Originally Posted by supremeBaleno View Post
Hmm, I can see your viewpoint Bennyboy. I know what you are missing in moderation - hoardings like these, na ? All I can say is you are not alone there ... many of us miss the pretty girls on the vinyl hoardings.

OK, ok, don't let wifey know..
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mission_Safari View Post
I loved the Saravana Stores hoardings with all those beautiful girls in it..

Now most of us will have to settle with staring at the buildings behind the hoardings
Many hoarding advertisers must have imagined that Chennaiites have a fetish for women's under arms ! How else would one explain hoardings like this which thankfully disappeared.
Attached Images
 
Murugan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th June 2008, 08:03   #52
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chennai
Posts: 449
Thanked: 6 Times
Default

Doctor,

You took this pic for posting here or is this something in your archive of fond memories.
Mission_Safari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th June 2008, 23:11   #53
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 352
Thanked: 138 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mission_Safari View Post
Doctor,

You took this pic for posting here or is this something in your archive of fond memories.
Appreciate your sense of humor! Well, it is part of a very large archive of photos that I have taken over the years and use in several talks on prevention of head injuries due to road and other accidents. As I have mentioned before, such hoardings are definitely a source of distraction for vehicle drivers.
Murugan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th June 2008, 15:32   #54
BHPian
 
thiyags22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Madras / Bangalore
Posts: 147
Thanked: 7 Times
Default

Next time I visit Chennai, would definetly go to Mount road to see the thousand lights-gemini flyover stretch without the huge hoardings. Cant remember seeing that place without the hoardings.
thiyags22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th June 2008, 10:16   #55
BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 213
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by headers View Post
Hi, The hoardings were an eyesore and spoilt the beauty of the city.
... Also, note that most modern cities of the world dont have hoardings as much as we did!!

Went to the website and saw the nice-looking pictures of the city. However, another modern city in India loves to sell everything it has to commercialization. Would love to see the wiped out of the highways of Mumbai as well. Stupid ads and hoardings are so irritating!
given2fly is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advertisement Hoardings on Expressways and Highways sukhoi30 Street Experiences 9 10th July 2013 14:35
Once upon a time, a Qualis was ICED. (Again!) speedzak In-Car Entertainment 106 3rd April 2009 03:31
All new Scorpio - once again !!!! w 12 The Indian Car Scene 53 31st March 2007 11:24
Himalayas once again, the snow ride! BunnyPunia Travelogues 11 4th January 2007 17:42
And our legal system stinks once again . . . manson Shifting gears 17 23rd February 2006 19:26


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 17:10.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks