Trichy: The Trichy Corporation has installed a couple of signboards promoting the city as one of the cleanest in the country. The boards have ‘I love Trichy’ on it and are put up in a manner welcoming vehicles approaching the city on the national highways.
The corporation has spent about Rs 15 lakh on each signboard. For the last four years, Trichy has retained the cleanest city in Tamil Nadu tag through the Swachh Survekshan exercise conducted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). Denizens had been seeking the civic body to promote the clean city tagline in public places to establish Trichy in the good books of the visitor Based on the demands, after obtaining permission from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), the corporation installed a couple of signboards near the city corporation’s limits on the Trichy-Madurai NH and Trichy-Chennai NH.
“It is a welcome move. June 1, 2019, will mark the silver jubilee year of Trichy Corporation. More such activities like installing memorial pillars should be taken up to display the laurels the city has achieved on the cleanliness front,” said Dr M A Aleem, Swachh Ambassador of Trichy Corporation.
The signboards also have the logo ‘I Love Trichy’. The civic body has planned to install such logos in public parks and other public spots as ‘selfie points‘ to evoke ownership attitude among the locals to keep the city clean and green. “We have proposals to install such signboards near Trichy Airport so that visitors will have good feeling about the city’s ambience. Gradually, other entry and exit points will have such signboards,” said corporation commissioner N Ravichandran.