Massive traffic jams irk commuters

Srinagar: Following the full day relaxation call by the separatist leaders, the Srinagar especially the business Hub Lal Chowk is consistently witnessing a massive traffic jams. Thus, simultaneously leave the commuters to suffer.

The commuters as well the pedestrians told PTK that they are facing hardships due to the massive traffic that Srinagar is witnessing from the past couple of days.

Hundreds of vehicles were stuck again today in gridlock till hours. The massive traffic jams was witnessed at Rambagh, Jawahar Nagar, Jahangir Chowk, Dalgate and its adjacent areas.

“It took me almost half an hour to reach Jahangir Chowk from Dalgate in my car. The traffic cops also failed to regulate the traffic thereby leaving the commuters to suffer,” Aijaz Ahmad, one among the commuters said.

He also blamed the owners of the vehicles who had parked their vehicles on the roadsides for massive traffic jams. “We cannot only blame authorities over the massive traffic jams but we people are also involved for such gridlock. We don’t park our vehicles in parking zone. We must ignore such kind of negligence’s as it led to the sufferings of commuters,” he said.

Ahmad said that the authorities must take action traffic norm violators so that the commuters as well as the pedestrians could feel a sigh of relief.

Another commuters said that the traffic department has already said that their manpower is weak and its stands the responsibility of the people now to cooperate with them so that the huge rush of the vehicles could be tackled easily.

He said that the roadside occupied by the street vendors is also one among the reasons behind traffic jams. “With occupying the roadside, the street vendors don’t even leave a space for pedestrian to walk. They are forced to walk on the road which worsens the traffic jam,” he said.

The commuters as well as the pedestrians later urged authorities to press men and machinery to ensure smooth passage to the traffic. (PTK)


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