Poor road conditions damaging Kashmir economy: KEA

“Poor condition of roads has also created traffic mess and thus customers avoid visiting markets because it takes hours to cover distance of minutes”
Poor road conditions damaging Kashmir economy: KEA

Kashmir Economic Alliance Chairman Muhammad Yasin Khan onSaturday said poor condition of roads across Kashmir valley was furtherdamaging the Kashmir's economy and normal life on multiple fronts.

"There is not a single road, which is fit for human use aspotholes and other ditches have made travel miserable," Khan said in astatement.

He said that patients being ferried for treatment are theworst victims of the roads.

Khan, who also heads Kashmir Traders and ManufacturersFederation (KTMF), said that from hampering normal life to affecting business,the bad roads have added to the miseries of the people.

He said that the business activities are badly affected asthe roads along market places are in such a bad shape that customers avoidvisiting even the City center Lal Chowk and Residency Road.

 "Poor condition ofroads has also created traffic mess and thus customers avoid visiting marketsbecause it takes hours to cover distance of minutes," he said.

He said that given the ongoing construction of variousprojects including flyovers and overhead bridges, there are no properreflectors that could guide the drivers and thus the roads have become moreaccident prone.

Khan appealed to Governor S P Malik to personally look intothe matter. "Given the start of new tourist season the government should takeup road repairs on priority," he said.

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