Temporary solution to avoid traffic mess: SP Traffic
SHALTAING HIGHWAY GETS DIVIDERS
GK CITY REPORTER
Srinagar, Oct 31: In a bid to streamline traffic on the Shaltaing highway, which witnesses frequent gridlocks due to chronic delay in the ongoing road widening, the Traffic police Sunday started pinning road dividers on the bottleneck track.
Talking to Greater Kashmir, City’s Traffic Police head, Maqsood Ul Zaman said the installation of dividers was a “temporary solution” to the traffic problem on the highway to north Kashmir.
Admitting that the road stretch presently being widened by the Beacon was witnessing frequent traffic jams, the SP said: “Overtaking in the area results in multiple lanning only to end up in gridlocks.” “Through dividers we want to avoid this,” he added.
Zaman, however, agreed that the long lasting solution to the problem was only possible through “effective Traffic engineering in the ongoing road widening.”
Pertinently the highway stretch has become infamous for frequent traffic jams, which at times last for hours together.
In the past few months leave apart Aam Aadmi, former Chief Minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayed and Minister to Rural Development Ali Muhammad Sagar were seen stuck in the jams.
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