SRINAGAR: The Superintendent of Traffic Police, City has issued an advisory for car parking in the city centre to regulate the traffic movement and to overcome the nuisance of frequent traffic jams.
Accordingly, commuters have been asked to park their vehicles at the following designated parking places:-
The vehicle owners of all commercial establishments/institutions /offices from Abi-Guzar to erstwhile Court Road including Palladium Gali Ghanta Ghar area areas shall park their vehicles in Sheikh Bagh parking slot opposite Ghanta Ghar forward river side. While as vehicle owners of adjacent business area are asked to park their vehicles at Residency road near SBI. Similarly, all commercial establishment/institutions/offices from Regal Chowk upto Abi Guzarcan shall park their vehicles at Old State Motor Garage near Press enclave.
The parking place at Polo-view behind garbage shed shall be utilised by the vehicle owners from Polo-View market, Polo-Ground and adjoining area, the vehicle owners can park vehicles at Mugal darbar parking place near garbage dump side.
While the vehicle owners at Polo-view market, Polo-Ground etc are asked to park their vehicles in Poloview north from M.A road side opposite Banquet Hall.
The vehicle owners of the adjacent business areas have to park their vehicles near Khalsa School opposite V-Mart
The vehicle owners are asked to adhere to the advisory to avoid any punitive action under law for obstructing traffic movement or wrong parking in City Centre.
It was said that the advisory has been issued for the convenience of general public, shoppers and business establishment owners visiting or working in city centre.
Rising accidents rate prime concern: IGP
The Annual Motorcycle Rally for Safety Awareness 2017 was organized by Traffic Police City Srinagar in association with Oppo Cell Air Networks,
The Motorcycle Rally is an annual event organized by Traffic Police to emphasize on the safety measures to be taken by two-wheeler riders, and as an effort towards minimizing the road accidents and also to ensure the safety of pedestrians.
The Rally was flagged off by the Chief Guest Muhammad Maqbool Gojree, father of a recent road accident victim motorcyclist, Basit Maqbool at Qamarwari.
The rally was kicked off from the Traffic Police Office City Srinagar in the presence of Baseer Khan-Div Com Kashmir Baseer Khan, SJM Gillani IGP Kashmir, Jagjit Kumar IGP Traffic Kashmir, Ravideep S. Sahi IGP CRPF, Ghulam Hassan Bhat DIG CKR, Imtiyaz Ismail SSP Srinagar, Sargun Shukla SSP Traffic City, Maqsood-ul-Zaman SSP Security Kashmir, Sajad Shah SP Traffic City and Tofail Khan co-organizer.
The huge cavalcade of two-wheelers in an extremely disciplined formation of batches drove from Traffic Police office via Dalgate, Boulevard, Lalit, Gupkar, TRC and concluded back at the Traffic Police Office City Srinagar.
While speaking on the occasion Baseer Khan appreciated the effort put in to emphasize on the safety of youth and pedestrians on the roads and appreciated the cause behind the rally.
IGP Kashmir while addressing the riders said that the safety of the riders is the prime concern and need of the hour. He congratulated the youth for coming forward together to generate awareness on road safety.
IGP Traffic said that the rising rate of accidents is the prime concern in Traffic Management and such incidents can only be reduced with the efforts and support of the people and youth in particular. He applauded the efforts of the traffic department along-with the other organizers and sponsors.
DIG CKR, G M Bhat, congratulated the Traffic department and all the participants for a huge turnout to address the concern of on-road safety and emphasized on combined efforts to raise and address the social concerns.
Tofail Khan an avid biker and co-organizer of the rally thanked the traffic department for holding events aimed at making the roads safer by simply driving in accordance with the traffic norms to help save precious lives.
Later SSP Traffic City Srinagar Sargun Shukla thanked all the participants and emphasized that the endeavor of the event was to involve the youth in the safe driving campaign of the traffic police and to minimize causalities due to road traffic accidents.
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