Traffic mess marks normal Sunday
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Oct 24: Life returned to normal across Kashmir on Sunday following a day-long break in the ‘protest programme’ issued by the Hurriyat Conference (G) wherein the party had asked people to resume their normal activity for the day.
While traffic resumed across the Valley, shops and business establishments also remained open. A majority of private schools remained open while the government-run institutions saw an off day on account of Sunday.
People had to bear huge inconvenience on account of traffic jams at various places, particularly in the Central Business District (CBD), which extends from Dalgate to Batamaloo. The traffic mismanagement was dismal along the Moulana Azad and Residency roads here. “It is unfortunate that the traffic department is unable to man traffic on the normal days,” said Ghulam Qadir, a minibus driver. “The traffic jam is causing us financial loss. Instead of plying on a particular route four times a day, we are able to ply just twice. The traffic jam happens to be worse along the MA Road and Residency Road.”
Reports said acute traffic jam was observed in areas like Qamarwari, Parimpora, Hyderpora Crossing, Chanapora and Barzalla. “The traffic mismanagement spoils the normal day on which people schedule a lot a activities,” said Shabeena, a pedestrian.
A police spokesman said the day passed off peacefully. “There were no reports of any untoward incident from any place,” he said. “There were no curfew restrictions anywhere in the valley today.”
Similar reports were received from different districts and towns across the Valley.
People thronged the city centre-Lal Chowk-early in the morning where dozens of vendors has established their stalls. The Sunday market was abuzz with shoppers, who visited it from early in the morning.
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