Traffic flow doubles ahead of Eid

3 lakh vehicles throng City centre, 4 lakh expected today; Commercial transport to take diversion

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Oct 24: With Eid-ul-Azha round the corner and rush of shoppers growing, traffic flow to the City centre doubled as over three lakh vehicles drove to the commercial hub Wednesday against the routine flow of 1.5 lakh odd vehicles.
 Officials said the flow of vehicles was monitored on hourly basis at places like the TRC square, Dalgate crossing, MA Road intersection and the Budshah Chowk. “The ratings hinted that over three lakh vehicles drove to the City centre,” said a Traffic Police official.

RESTRICTIONS FROM THURSDAY
 SP Traffic Srinagar Haseeb-Ur-Rehman in a statement said: “No commercial traffic (PSV-407, Sumos etc) shall be allowed to ply on Residency Road from Radio Kashmir to Hari Singh High Street on one side and along Moulana Azad Road from SRTC Crossing to Jehangir Chowk on the other side except Emergency and on duty Vehicles.”
 The restrictions, he said shall remain in force on Thursday and Friday adding that the diversion route plan has already been conveyed.

DIVERSIONS DELAYED ON PUBLIC DEMAND
 Talking to Greater Kashmir Deputy Inspector General of Police Traffic, Shafqat Watali said the diversions were postponed for a day on appeal of people. “Many had been complaining that diversion of commercial vehicles especially buses puts people to convenience so we reduced the restrictions by a day,” the DIG said while monitoring traffic regulation in the City centre.
 He said the traffic flow was expected to swell by around 40% on Thursday adding that the department was ready to manage the flow. “All what we need is public co-operation so that nobody faces inconvenience,” he said.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 24 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 25 Oct 2012 00:00:00 IST




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