Public transport disappears after dusk

Srinagar:  While Srinagar city witnesses’ heavy traffic congestion during the day time, but on contrary the Public Transport goes off roads soon after the dusk on most of the routes in Civil Lines Areas.

On majority of the uptown routes people are facing inconveniences due to the absence of public transport after evening hours. A delegation from Rawalpora Rangrete  said that disappearance of the public transport plying on the Rawalpora Rangreth route causes lot of inconvenience to the general public.

The delegation said that after 6 pm, the locals of these areas do not find any vehicle near Exhibition Crossing or near Iqbal Park as a result they board  Sumos to reach their homes. “Sumo drivers charge hefty amount and on daily basis most of the people can’t afford to incur such expenditure,” they said.

The slim traffic movement is also witnessed on Chanapora and Nowgam routes. Batamaloo bus yard which is always seen abuzz with private vehicles and buses on normal days to present a deserted look during evening hours.

“I usually leave my office at 6:30 and rush to the Batamaloo to find any vehicle, which I never find,” said a resident of Nowgam Srinagar.

The public transport that plies on the uptown Srinagar routes is managed by Star Transport Corporation and when contacted, it president, Ghulam Nabi Wani said that he will look into the matter. “I assure people that they will not face any such problem from Thursday onwards,” he said. (CNS)

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