People appeal MC, Traffic officials for intervention
Sopore, May 08: Passengers and commuters in Sopore in Baramulla are aghast with the administration and traffic police for failing to manage the vehicular flow in the town.
The aggrieved residents said that increased traffic flow and lack of traffic management have made their travel difficult.
Fayaz Ahmad, a resident of Sopore told KNS that he is unable to reach his workplace in time due to massive traffic jams in the town. He said that the traffic police has forgotten to manage vehicular movement in the town.
“It takes me an hour to travel a distance of a several meters by car which can be covered in minutes,” he added.
Besides absence of traffic police the encroachment of roads by vendors, shopkeepers have reduced space for vehicles.
The locals said that Municipal Committee of the town has failed to remove encroachments of the roads by the vendors and shopkeepers.
Businessmen of the town said that the traffic jams have hit the trade in the town.
“There is no proper arrangement of traffic police which can control the traffic jam. The town does not have a proper parking space. The public transporters have made the roads their bus stops. They are stopping their vehicles on middle of the road which blocks vehicular movement,” Muhammad Ashraf, a trader, told KNS.
The absence of traffic police not only hits trade and daily life but also patients as well.
“My son who was suffering from severe heartburn was admitted to Sopore hospital and the doctors referred him to SKIMS Srinagar. Due to heavy traffic jam we had to wait. No traffic policemen were on duty who could have controlled the haphazard parking and traffic,” Syeda, the mother of the patient, told KNS. She added that a young man volunteer to clear the traffic and pave way for our vehicle.
Repeated attempts to reach the traffic and Municipal officials in the town could not materialize as no one answered the calls from KNS. (KNS)