Serpentine traffic jam in Srinagar city after curfew-like restrictions around Lal Chowk

Serpentine traffic jam in Srinagar city after curfew-like restrictions around Lal Chowk

Serpentine jams were witnessed in Ram Bagh, Mehjoor Nagar, Jawahar Nagar and Pantha Chowk areas with commuters spending hours on the road.

Commuters had to face massive inconvenience on Wednesday morning due to a serpentine traffic jam in various areas of Srinagar city in the wake of restrictions imposed in Lal Chowk and adjacent areas.

Serpentine jams were witnessed in Ram Bagh, Mehjoor Nagar, Jawahar Nagar and Pantha Chowk areas with commuters spending hours on the road.

“I have spent more than an hour in this jam. I regret leaving home for work,” said a visibly angry commuter.

Another commuter rued the lack of “wisdom” in the decision to clamp restrictions in the Lal Chowk area.

“They (authorities) should have at least made an announcement of the curfew. That would have saved us of this inconvenience,” he rued.

Restrictions were imposed in and around Lal Chowk to prevent JKLF called funeral prayers in absentia for the party supremo Amanullah Khan who passed away yesterday in Rawalpindi.