Traffic police chalks out strategy to tackle jams
Srinagar, Mar 28: The traffic authorities have chalked out a strategy to tackle the overcrowded movement of vehicles on major roads here before the commencement of Durbar move.
The Superintendent of Police, Showkat Hussain, told Greater Kashmir that three major roads in Srinagar—M A road, Residency Road and Zero bridge road—have been nominated for different kinds of vehicular movement.
He said, once Darbar moves back, MA road would be used for the movement of office and secretariat vehicles while public transport would be routed through Residency Road. However, he said, Zero bridge road would be used as an escape route to manage the traffic rush.
“The demarcation of the roads has been done to avoid the traffic mess,” he said.
He said more men would be deployed in the area to manage the traffic “and any offender will be fined on the spot.”
He said not a single vehicle, private or public, would be allowed to be parked on MA road while parking on Residency Road would be allowed during specific hours.
“Parking will not be allowed from 9 AM to 11: 30 AM and 2 PM to 5 PM anywhere on the residency road. Rest of the time the customers will be allowed to temporarily park the vehicles on the roadside but permanent parking will not be allowed,” he said, adding the traffic authorities have held repeated meetings with the shopkeepers and businessmen on the Residency Road to take them into confidence.
The authorities have also urged various departments to expedite progressing work on various projects in the city centre. The SP said the departments held a meeting with various departments and they have been asked to complete the work before Darbar move. “They have agreed to it in principle,” he said.
The traffic police have also decided to keep out the taxis out of the city centre. According to the SP, the taxis and Sumos going to south Kashmir would have to pick and drop the passengers at Tourist Reception Centre, instead of Lal Chowk where they stand now. However, he said the taxis and Sumos going to North Kashmir would be stationed at Batmaloo.
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Lastupdate on : Sun, 28 Mar 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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