Frequent traffic jams irk Pattan residents

Pattan, Jan 15: Failure of the authorities to check frequent traffic jams on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway near Pattan town here in north Kashmir causes immense inconvenience to the commuters.
 Due to the absence of any traffic regulation, unending traffic congestion occurs daily that lasts for hours. 
 Failure of the traffic department to ensure smooth flow of traffic has evoked strong resentment from the commuters and locals. "Frequent unending traffic jams have drastically affected our lives and business. The worst affected are the government employees and students,” locals said.
 According to the locals the problem gets compounded as Army convoys heading for Srinagar and   Jammu from Hyderbeigh often pass through Pattan town during peak hours.
 The menace of regular traffic jams consumes the precious time of students also. "We never reach school in time due to the frequent traffic jams", a group of students said.
 The problem mainly occurs near main chowk, Police station, Pando Park, and bus stand.
 The locals say that at many places the road is too narrow that also compounds the problem. “We appeal the higher authorities to look into the matter and address our grievances,” they added. 

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Lastupdate on : Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST

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