Commuters decry traffic jams

Traffic jams between Nashri to Banihal along Jammu-Srinagar National Highway gave tough time to the drivers and the passengers on Saturday.

Passengers complained that massive traffic jams from Banihal town to Ramsu along the highway have become a common sight.

They said there are scores of places from Banihal to Nashri tunnel which serve as bottlenecks hindering the smooth traffic movement.

They alleged that the authorities were not taking appropriate steps to deal with these traffic jams. “The traffic police men act as a mute spectator and instead of regulating the traffic they are seen gossiping with each other,” they said.

The commuters urged the traffic police and the contractor companies to remove all encroachments from the road. “The authorities should clear the mounds and boulders from the road to help traffic run smoothly,” they said.