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MCGM HIRES SEVEN GLOBAL FIRMS TO BEUTIFY THE MUMBAI CITY

mcgm-2The city streets are set to don the designer look. In a bid to give the city an international look, MCGM has appointed seven organisations with expertise in street furniture to beautify the roads in its seven zones. The designer makeover of city roads, which will start mid-2010, will include installation of street furniture, area maps, names of chowks, overhead signboards with information on various destinations, safety railings and public toilets. The appointed international companies has formed a joint venture with an Indian firm and has been assigned the job for the next 20 years. Hoardings and bus stops, however, will not be part of the project. The companies will be responsible for the maintenance of the street furniture. The companies will submit their plans over the next three months, which will be vetted by the same committee that had short-listed them. MCGM officials say that there aim is to have well-laid and user friendly roads that are properly networked and clean. Bureau report NMTV

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