Mess on city roads as JMC fails to make rehri zones functional
The roads across the city have been shrinking and traffic scenario continues to worsen by the day due to failure of the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) to act against the illegal rehris which can be seen all across the city.
To tackle the menace of illegal rehris, the JMC has identified nine places in different areas of the city to set up rehri zones so that vendors could sell their items there and not on the roads.
However, out of the nine rehri zones, only four (4) are functional, while rest are under construction and some are not being made functional due to other reasons.
The rehri zones, which are functional, have also failed to attract the vendors who claim that they have been set up at such place where the customers do not turn up.
Surprisingly, the rehris can be seen plying on the roads even outside the zones at many places like Gandhi Nagar and ITI Akhnoor.
The 4 functional rehri zones in the city are at Gandhi Nagar, near ITI Akhnoor, Chanderbaga and Indira Chowk but very few rehris can be seen there.
In this regard, Secretary JMC, Sunaina Sharma when contacted said, "All the zones will be made functional and special teams, at least with two officers in each team, will be constituted soon and deployed in different places of the city to make sure that no rehri plies on the roads".
We will act tough and make sure that rehris do not ply on the roads except in the zones with proper license, she said.