One-way traffic on highway disturbs tourists’ schedule
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Apr 30: The tourism traders said the restriction placed by the government on outbound vehicular traffic from Srinagar to Jammu today created inconvenience for many tourists.
The traders said the restrictions disturbed those tourists who as per their itinerary were scheduled for departure from the Valley by road.
The government had ordered one-way vehicular traffic from Jammu to Srinagar to facilitate the journey of Darbar Move employees from Jammu to Srinagar.
“It is strange that at the cost of the tourists’ convenience the government by its ordered sought to facilitate smooth journey of its employees,” they said.
“I had booked five railway tickets for today for a customer for onward journey to Kolkata. But my party travelling in an Innova informed me that they were not allowed to proceed ahead of Panthachowk,” said a local tour operator.
He added: “My party blamed me and demanded the money back.”
Past president KCCI Rouf Ahmad Punjabi said it was quite unprofessional on the part of the government to create inconvenience for the tourists. “If there was really any need to make one way traffic, small vehicles from Srinagar could have been allowed,” he said.
President Travel Agents Association of Kashmir (TAAK) Rouf Ahmad said on their taking up the issue with the government, “small tourist vehicles were allowed from Srinagar to Jammu after 2 PM.”
“We received countless calls from our customers saying that they were not being allowed to proceed ahead from Pantha Chowk. However, we took up the issue with the authorities and were relieved in the afternoon when the government allowed the vehicles to move on,” he said.
He said last year the tourists were exempted from such an restriction, “but we don’t know why today they did not allow the tourists till we took up the issue.”
Lastupdate on : Sat, 30 Apr 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 30 Apr 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 1 May 2011 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM BUSINESS
•ATTENDANTS SPEND NIGHTS UNDER OPEN SKY, CORRIDORS •BUILDING DESIGNED IN WRONG WAY: CHIB
POOR STATE OF HEALTHCARE
MOAZUM MUHAMMADSrinagar, Apr 30: Chaos and confusion prevail in Valley’s lone childcare hospital G B Panth here. There is no place for the attendants to have their meals or to stay put. People who come More
- Srinagar City
SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI
Srinagar, Apr 30: A day after Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) said drainage work on the Airport Road starts at 7 AM, no such activity could be seen taking place even till 8 AM. When this reporter More
Ramban: The Minister of State for Home, Nasir Aslam Wani today directed the officials to expedite land acquisition cases for the road widening project in Ramban Chairing a review meeting of More
Srinagar, Apr 30: The state Government has directed the Joint Director Administration-- SKIMS to look after the job of director SKIMS Soura, till the search committee finalizes the list, an official spokesman More
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Apr 30: The tourism traders said the restriction placed by the government on outbound vehicular traffic from Srinagar to Jammu today created inconvenience for many tourists. The traders More
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Cairo, Apr 30: Toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak could face execution if convicted of ordering the shooting of protesters during the uprisings that led to his downfall, the nation's new justice More