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Old 24th April 2008, 12:48   #1
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Default Hoardings-free Chennai - Green once again

The enormous hoardings with attractive advertisements are a thing of the past in chennai. Some will be missed, but overall they were a huge nuisance/distraction for road users & general public alike. Now the skies are clear, the pavements are free to walk, there is more breeze coming down & less electricity consumed. I think our old man has done a great job in putting his foot down on this issue. 3 cheers to the authorities responsible. There is also a website to put in your thanks. Thank You Chief Minister
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Would surely miss those hoardings that had attractive women on them.
Anyway, a good decision in the overall good.

Pavements are free to walk ??? But where are the pavements anyway ? And on the few roads where we have them, the hawkers/shopkeepers have encroached on them. Now, if only they cleared all these scum from the pavements.

BTW, was this the result of the CM/Govt initiative ? I thought this was the result of court action, based on a PIL.
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Yup John, Its real nice to see a better part of chennai without all the nonsense..though we may miss lookin at our favorite model daily

I've already thanked the CM for this good work!
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no more eyecandy or movie updates while driving

j/k its a very welcome change
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yes, esteem_lover, this is indeed a very good initiative. This time it is being implemented strongly. There have been many instances in the past when the same issue came up, but the work was never carried out at all, just paper publicity. This time, the hoardings are really being pulled down. Great !!!

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A very good move. However, erasing the hoarding's totally out of the city skyline is a bit harsh on the eyes.

I would miss the ,

Brightly lit hoardings near Gemini Flyover
Huge Cinema hoardings near Church park
The Vodafone hoarding in Cenotaph Road-Mount Road Signal

May be with new regulations in place, we'll see a few of them back.
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A very good move. However, erasing the hoarding's totally out of the city skyline is a bit harsh on the eyes.

I would miss the ,

Brightly lit hoardings near Gemini Flyover
Huge Cinema hoardings near Church park
The Vodafone hoarding in Cenotaph Road-Mount Road Signal

May be with new regulations in place, we'll see a few of them back.
Hi, The hoardings were an eyesore and spoilt the beauty of the city.

I would not want them back at all.. Some of us may miss the models but thats life..

Also, note that most modern cities of the world dont have hoardings as much as we did!!
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Pavements are free to walk ??? But where are the pavements anyway ?
There are a few hoardings for e.g in Anna Nagar near the round tana, the hoardings are firmly footed on the footpath. Pedestrians have to dodge those big iron frames & walk in between.

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May be with new regulations in place, we'll see a few of them back.
I hope so too, the key word here is regulations.
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I am loving it

thank god they did something about the hoarding, now i can see more greenery and also the place look big than before .......

when government is doing something about pollution , its getting worst by day. some vehicles looks like they are running on kerosene or something, mostly public transports ...... in city i travel by bike mostly :(

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Somehow i felt the hoardings were welcome.
Maybe thats also because i dont drive in Chennai. Am either on an auto, bus or a cab while there.
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The advertisements are removed, but they are yet to remove the Steel frames which supported them. I think they are doing it slowly, but once the frames are removed, gool 'ol chennai will look beautiful again
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Ol man and his son (former Mayor) have done some good things to Chennai. Now, if only they could change the Chennai weather
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Wooah! This is really a big move. Wonder how HE managed to pull it off.
I cannot imagine an Indian city skyline without some good hoardings and beautiful models in it. I've got to visit Madras soon before they're put back with some funny loopholes in the law.

But what about those few families who were completely depended on the rental income from these hoardings? I know of some here in Cochin like that and I'm sure there would be many in Madras too.
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Ol man and his son (former Mayor) have done some good things to Chennai. Now, if only they could change the Chennai weather
we had an extended winter this year, so i dont mind this scorching 2 months if ther is another extended winter next year too. Now, the super duo had nothing to do with that.
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Hi, The hoardings were an eyesore and spoilt the beauty of the city.

I would not want them back at all.. Some of us may miss the models but thats life..

Also, note that most modern cities of the world dont have hoardings as much as we did!!
I do agree that there were too many hoardings and they were a total nuisance for the pavement walkers (if there were any) but I won't say that all of them were an eyesore!

Also modern city's have modern buildings to look at. Till then we can look at the trees and a few buildings of historic nature

Do you guys remember that some years ago they even banned the posting of posters on buildings and walls along some roads (or all roads?). That was a very good move too.
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