Thursday, August 30, 2007

Good decision.. but will it be executed?

Tamil Nadu Government has finally decided to act and has passed orders to come down heavily on hoarding industry. Though a little extreme, the real test is in the execution. Currently, the credibility of the City Government is very low.
From Auto Meter to Helmet to Garbage collection, this Government has bungled it all. So, Chennai citizens don't have much hopes on the City doing anything, let alone something as drastic as to pull down all hoardings. By some accounts, Chennai hoarding industry turns over INR 900 million per year and with a Supreme Court stay order in effect, the order may not see light of day..

Chennai - a virtual hoarding city
Chennai - Hoarding city
Hoardings on the Kottupuram bridge near Chamiers Road.