Relocate street vendors: Div Com directs police, SMC
‘4 traffic signals to be in place by May’
Srinagar, Mar 30: In a bid to streamline vehicular traffic ahead of reopening of Durbar offices in Srinagar, the Divisional Commissioner, Dr Asgar Samoon Friday directed the police and the Srinagar Municipal Corporation to relocate footpath vendors from the City streets.
“The meeting discussed threadbare various suggestions for removing bottlenecks, particularly problem created by Radawallas, and shopkeepers who have occupied illegally the footpaths, charpiewallas, vegetable vendors at Batmaloo and other locations. The SP Traffic and Police were asked to ensure the removal of these hurdles for a hassle free traffic in the City,” an official handout said.
The meeting was attended to by Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Dr GN Qasba, District Development Commissioner, Srinagar, Baseer Ahmed Khan, DIG, SP, Traffic, SP Police, Srinagar City, Joint Director of Information, Itrat Hussain Rafique and other concerned officers.
Meanwhile the Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation disclosed in the meeting that traffic signals would be installed at four vulnerable places in the Srinagar City like Rambagh, Jehangir Chowk, Dalgate (Badyari -Chowk) and Radio Kashmir under first phase in the first week of May, while other locations of both the corridors will be covered by June 2012.
He also informed the meeting that one British/South African company shall also install a traffic signal at Karan Nagar Chowk at a free of cost in the first week of May,2012.
“The meeting was also told that M/S RITES has been engaged by the Government for preparation of comprehensive Mobility Plans for Srinagar and Jammu cities which will serve as a necessary basis for eventually formulating detailed project reports for any possible mass rapid transport system in the two cities,” the handout added.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 30 Mar 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 30 Mar 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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