Islamabad residents for broadening of roads
Islamabad, (Anantnag), Apr 29: The narrow roads in this South Kashmir town are causing tremendous inconvenience to the people with traffic jams becoming order of the day. The road network in the town is below par.
“Although the traffic has increased manifold, but the roads are same,” the residents rue. They said that everyday scores of cars and public transports vehicles including Sumos get added to the already existing pool. “The government hasn’t done anything substantial to widen the road network so to ease the traffic,” the locals said.
They further say that the unabated encroachments on the roadsides, state land and even the footpaths have made the things worse.
“Due to the ill planning of the government there is a lot of overcrowding and congestion in the town as illegal constructions including shops continue to thrive with the tacit support of the Municipal Council authorities,” said Gowhar Rasool, a resident. He said that it is even difficult for the pedestrians to walk through the narrow roads of the town. “Not a single day passes when you cannot see the traffic mess everywhere in the town putting the passengers as well as commuters to inconvenience,” he said adding that due to frequent traffic jams, the employees and students fail to reach to the offices and educational institutions respectively on time.
The residents of the town opine that government should go for widening of some of the important roads of the town viz Kadipora-Sarnal road, Mattan Chowk-Dangerpora road, Malakhnag-Sherpora road, Cheeni-Chowk-Janglat Mandi road and Reeshi Bazar road to overcome the problem of frequent traffic snarls.
“The government and district administration should have launched a drive against the encroachers, but unfortunately they are working handle in glove with them,” they added.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 29 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 29 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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