Downtown traders decry lack of parking facilities

Traders of Downtown here today decried lack of parking facilities in Old City.

In a statement, chairman Shehr-e-Khaas Traders and Manufactures Coordination Committee Nazir Ahmad Shah said lack of parking facilities is taking toll on their business.

“In absence of parking facilities, people are forced to park vehicles on roads at Zaina Kadal, Maharaj Gunj and Bohri Kadal. The problem is compounded in absence of traffic cops. We are ready to help the district administration in identifying spots for construction of parking slots,” Shah said.

Shah also decried lack of water points in Downtown areas. “Commuters also face problem in absence of adequate passenger buses and sumos during evening hours. We urge the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar to direct the concerned officers to streamline transport system in Old City and press more passengers buses into service,” he said.