‘Flawed’ Nowgam-Lal Chowk travel irks commuters
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, May 13: A travel from Nowgam to Lal Chowk is no less than a nightmare for the daily commuters, especially in the wake of frequent traffic mess along the road and also the “flawed” route plan.
Ironically, this inconvenience is despite the fact that Nowgam houses City’s sole Railway Station. The passengers travelling by the train to north or south Kashmir often complain that it takes more time to travel by a bus from the station to City than what it takes to reach Baramulla or Awantipora by train.
As about the bus drivers on the Nowgam route, they resent absence of a full-fledged minibus stand in Lal Chowk or its vicinity.
This, they say, makes them ply via Tagore Hall road-stretch.
“Those who have to go from Nowgam to Jahangir Chowk or Batamaloo are dropped near Sherghari Police Station after which they have to walk up to Jahangir Chowk to board another bus to reach the destinations,” a delegation of Nowgam residents told Greater Kashmir.
Scores of people happen to travel to Lal Chowk from Nogwam area daily. “But they reach late to their offices or educational institutions because of the traffic mess along the road or because of this flawed transport plan,” said another commuter.
In a suggestion, the commuters believe the vehicles coming from Nogwam to Lal Chowk should be allowed to ply upto Batamaloo from one side and up to Dalgate from Silk Factory Raj Bagh route. “This would end the trouble for the commuters. The Traffic Department should consider the suggestion in the lager interest of the people,” they said.
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