Traffic Hassles Worry Commuters

SRINAGAR — The traffic jams in Srinagar are a common scene as in the absence of Traffic Police personnel the commuters are facing an ordeal to travel in the city.

The traffic mismanagement is taking a toll on people in Srinagar as in the absence of traffic police at many spots locals could be seen volunteering in the evenings to avoid gridlocks.

The commuters are enraged with the authorities for failure to rid the city of traffic jams with locals saying that at most of the spots traffic police personnel are not seen to be carrying out their duties. The traffic jams are a common scene now.

“At most places, traffic jams could be avoided if there are police personnel to manage the vehicular movement. But it has been seen that at times people themselves come out of their vehicles to do this. In the last one year, the traffic situation has worsened further,” said Nadeem Sheikh, a resident.

 The places where most of the traffic jam is witnessed include Jehangir Chowk, Budshah Chowk, Residency Road, Regal Chowk, TRC, Polo View, Rajbagh, Jawahar Nagar, Mehjoor Bridge, Batamaloo and Qamarwari.

Though parking of vehicles is prohibited on roadsides especially at busy Residency Road it has been seen that “in the absence of regulation commuters continue to violate rules and park their vehicles on the roadside adding to the problem.”

“The random parking of vehicles also hampers the traffic movement. Some people park their vehicles in the busy markets creating difficulty for the common man. The authorities must act tough against them,” said Samir Ahmad, another resident.

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