Highway traffic jams take toll on commuters
M M PARVAIZ
Ramban, July 7: Thousands of commuters on Jammu-Srinagar highway have to bear the brunt of being stranded for hours due to the massive traffic jams and inefficiency of the traffic department to deal with the traffic congestion.
Reports reaching here revealed that the 300 kilometre long highway, especially between Patnitop to Banihal, is witnessing massive traffic jams due to the ongoing Amarnath Yatra and heavy rush of the vehicles plying on the route.
“I was struck in the jam this morning and it took me around 4 hours to cover the distance between Banihal to Ramban”, Abdul Sattar of South Kashmir, who was heading towards Jammu said.
Local residents of this district are also suffering due to the mess on the highway. The government employees and students, who had to cover several kilometer distance every morning to reach their destinations, are the worst sufferers.
“You wont find any man in blue on the road during the peak hours”, a local resident said adding, “I am unable to understand as why the government has not deployed additional men on the highway during this peak season”.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 7 Jul 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 7 Jul 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 8 Jul 2012 00:00:00 IST
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