Wasim Majnoon Mir
Jammu, Jan 11 : The Traffic situation has worsened across Jammu City. A beeline of vehicles was stranded at many places across the city. Failure of the authorities to check frequent traffic jams in Jammu City here causes immense inconvenience to the commuters. In absence of any traffic regulation, unending traffic congestion occurs daily on vital routes including the Narwal Mandi road, Jewal Chowk, Below Gumat, Rugunaath Tample Road, BC Road and other areas as well. Our Special Correspondent Wasim Majnoon Mir observed that failure of the traffic department to ensure smooth flow of traffic has evoked strong resentment among the commuters and locals.
“Frequent traffic jams have drastically affected our lives and business. The worst affected are the government employees and students,” Ishan Raina, a B.sc student told our correspondent.
“Drivers of trucks and Buses and other private cars are themselves responsible for traffic mess by parking their vehicles wrongly or racing to leave the city first, consequently ending up in traffic jam,” said the locals.
“Narrow roads, encroachments of pavements by vendors are the main reasons of traffic jams,” they added.
“Traffic jams can prove detrimental for patients in case of any medical emergency. Ironically, the concerned authorities are acting as mute spectators,” the locals said. They said wrong parking of vehicles on main roads also contributes to traffic jams.
Ironically, police only regulate traffic movement to facilitate VIP movement.“We appeal the government to take measures to ensure smooth flow of vehicular traffic,” the locals said.