Traffic jams haunt Eid shoppers
Srinagar, Nov 5: Despite efforts by the Traffic Police, traffic jams were witnessed in many areas of the City today causing immense inconvenience to the people.
While only 250 men-in-blue were manning the entire rush of around five lakh vehicles thronging the summer capital roads, the commuters faced immense problems due to frequent traffic jams.
“I left for shopping with my family from my Chanapora home in the morning and was stranded in traffic jams for hours near Rambagh and Solina," said Farooq Ahmad, a businessman. Similar were the views of people coming from other uptown areas like Natipora, Hyderpora and Jawahar Nagar.
"Though the traffic police had made an arrangement on the Eid eve, however, the huge traffic rush led to its failure,” a motorist said.
While talking to Greater Kashmir, SP Traffic City, Maqsood ul Zaman said, “We are committed to ease out the difficulties of people and are happy that we have been successful in doing so to a greater extent.”
People hailing from downtown areas of the City shared different views regarding the move as those areas received much pressure of traffic on Saturday. Residents and commuters from downtown areas expressed anguish blaming the narrow and congested roads for swollen traffic movement.
“It is shame on part of the government that they have miserably failed to widen the roads of downtown areas. Thousands of vehicles are required to move along these narrow roads. Number of vehicles is increasing day by day but roads are the same. Why has government turned a blind eye towards the issue? For how long will they continue to do so?” argued residents of Habba Kadal.
Similar were the arguments of residents hailing from other downtown areas like Fateh Kadal, Nallahmar Road and Nowpora.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 5 Nov 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
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