Commercial drivers violate dress code in city

3 years on,Govt fails to implement its directive

MUKEET AKMALI

Srinagar,Jan 6: Despite directive by the State Government,drivers of most of the commercial vehicles are not adhering to the dress code in the summer capital.
 In 2009, the Government had directed the drivers of commercial vehicles in the Srinagar City to strictly adhere to the dress code—Khaki uniform and name plate. 
 The objective of the dress code was to identify and infuse sense of discipline among the drivers and conductors of commercial vehicles including matadors and buses.
 However despite passing of over three years, the Traffic Police have failed to implement the dress code.
 “The Traffic department took the directive lightly as a result the drivers have been violating the dress code,” said an official of the Regional Transport Office Kashmir.  
 He said the RTO Kashmir had issued this directive asking drivers to strictly follow the dress code.
 People mostly passengers expressed strong resentment against callous approach of the Traffic police.
 “It is mandatory for the drivers and conductors of the vehicles to wear uniforms in order to create sense of discipline. But the concerned department has failed to implement this directive,” they said.
 Apart from dress code, the drivers were also directed to stop their vehicles only at identified stops in the City for picking and dropping the passengers.
 “The drivers never adhere to picking and dropping of passengers at specified points. They stop vehicles according to their own will to pick passengers which creates traffic jams. It is the duty of Traffic police to ensure smooth flow of traffic in the city but unfortunately they are still in hibernation,” said Muhammad Younis of Soura. 
 Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Srinagar Haseeb-ur-Rehman said it is difficult to implement dress code in Srinagar city particularly during winter months.
 “This time most of the drivers were pheran (traditional cloak).We will organize programmes to aware the drivers about the dress code. Hopefully by April this year we will implement the order. Action will be taken against the offenders,” the SP said.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 6 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 6 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 7 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST




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