Macadamisation Creates Traffic Chaos on Baramulla Highway

Srinagar—A three hour long traffic jam was witnessed along Srinagar-Baramulla highway Thursday morning after authorities blocked the vital link for road macadamisation leaving the patients, employees and other passengers in lurch.

Reports said, thousands of vehicles were stuck on the highway during the morning hours as the authorities had started macadamisation of the road during the rush hours.

“We have a very simple point to make. Is it common sense to go for macadamisation during the day? They could have done it in the night. See even the ambulances with patients are stranded,” said angry motorists.

One Aijaz Ahmed said, it took him three hours to reach Handwara from Pattan. “It was chaos. I want to ask the Works Minister Naeem Akhtar that in which part of globe the macadamisation is done in the morning hours that too on a national highway,” he said.

While the traffic jam prevailed for hours, the employees reached their offices late, students missed their classes and patients hardly made it to the hospitals on time, said the angry commuters.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan when contacted had no convincing answer. He however said the night temperatures have dipped, so the macadamisation can’t be done during the nights now.



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