Inadequate parking,traffic mismanagement continue to haunt commuters
Jammu, July 15: Creation of adequate parking slots, coupled with mismanagement of traffic has remained an unsolved issues in the winter capitals resulting into illegal and haphazard parking on city road.
The problem of parking has further worsened in the winter capital in the wake of ever-growing traffic on the roads of the city, which has witnessed around 5- fold increase in the number of vehicles in the past 7 years. In the year 2003-04, the number of vehicles plying on the roads was around 1.5 lakhs, this figure jumped to over 7 lakhs in the year 2011-2012.
In the absence of adequate parking places, the majority of the city localities and major portion of ever-busy roads have been turned into illegal parking lots .
SSP (Traffic) Jammu Manmohan Singh said: “Traffic department has introduced more hydraulic cranes to lift the illegal parked vehicles to curb the haphazard parking which is compounding traffic problems in the city.”
Lastupdate on : Sun, 15 Jul 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 15 Jul 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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