Business down by 90 % due to traffic diversions: KTMF

Greater Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 1: Kashmir Traders & Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) Saturday said the shifting of bus stands from the civil and traffic diversions of the public transport had severely affected the business in the civil lines here.
A federation statement said during a meeting with the SDA Chairperson Nasima Lanker KTMF delegates who were led by its President Muhammad Sadiq Baqal complained that the business had slashed down by 90 %.
Baqal who was flanked by KTMF Chairman Haji Jan Muhammad Khan and spokesperson Muhammad Aslam asked the authorities who devised the traffic diversions at places including Budshah Chowk to re-look into the decision for the betterment of the traders fraternity.
KTMF delegates told the authorities that the civil lines holds a historic value and was the backbone of the trade. Present traffic system has affected the business, they said.
The statement said the delegates warned that “if their complaints were not redressed it would affect the peace and the blame would go on the authorities who have framed the traffic plan.”
KTMF said that SDA Chairperson assured them of co-operation.