Agitated over the frequent traffic jams in the city, traders, prominent citizens and activists of Jammu West Assembly Movement (JWAM) today held a strong protest demonstration and also took out a rally on the Amphalla New Plot Janipur High Court Road.
Carrying banners demanding improvement in traffic scenario of the city, the protesters raised slogans against the concerned traffic officials for their "failure" to streamline traffic in the city, especially in Jammu West.
The protesters demanded from the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to interfere in the matter and issue necessary instructions for streamlining the traffic so that people do not face any inconvenience.
"The Traffic Police is doing nothing to solve the problems and is only harassing the innocent public, private vehicles by imposing fines, lifting vehicles by cranes on the names of traffic reforms," said Sunil Dimple, President, JWAM.
Addressing the protesters, Dimple alleged that the concerned traffic officials have badly failed to regulate smooth flow of traffic in the city, which is marred by frequent jams all over.
In areas like Amphalla, Janipur, High Court Road, Rehari Chungi, Miana Dido Chowk, Dental Hospital, BC Road etc jams could be seen throughout the day which have made the life of the people miserable, he said.
Dimple also said that a memorandum mentioning worsening traffic scenario has also been submitted to the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti through the IG traffic Shafkat Ali Wattali.
He said that no action has yet been taken by the BJP-PDP Government and Traffic Police to solve the traffic related problems of the city.
The protesters also demanded more parking zones in the city to ease traffic rush and avoid haphazard parking. The protesters warned to launch an agitation if adequate steps are not taken to solve traffic problems of the city.
Sham Saroop Gupta, Manjiet Kumar Anand, Raj Kumar Gandotra, Sat Pal Kohli, Sachin Soi, Rajinder Verma, Madan Lal, Ramesh Mahjan, Ramesh Chander Kohli, Arjun Kumar, Shiv Kumar, Joginder Singh, Satish Abrol, Anil Abrol , Ajay Kumar Mehta and many others participated in the protest.