To ensure better traffic management and further enhance parking space in the summer capital, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today conducted an extensive tour of Srinagar City.
During the tour, the Div Com visited Boulevard, Shalimar, Durganag, Sonwar, G.B.Panth Hospital, PanthaChowk, Lasjan bypass, Natipora and other areas to take stock of the measures to improve the traffic flow and steps that can be taken to ensure sustainable decongestion of the city centre.
The Div Com directed the concerned authorities to take all required steps for creating additional car parking facilities along the Boulevard from Kralsangi to Dalgate to overcome traffic jams.
At Shalimar, concerned officers were directed to check the feasibility and status of land so that additional parking facility is created opposite the Shalimar garden to cater to the demand.
While reviewing the road widening process near Nehru Park along Boulevard road, the Div Com directed the concerned to expedite the work and complete the same within the stipulated time and simultaneously ensure better traffic flow in the area.
At Durganag Dalgate, Panthachowk, Athwajan and Lasjan bypass, the Div Com directed for removal of encroachments and also instructed to take action against the violators so that developmental works are not hampered, he also stressed for land demarcation along highways.
At Natipora crossing, the Div Com inspected the site plan of Rambagh to Natipora junction that is to be carried out for road widening which otherwise witnesses huge gridlocks.
He directed the officers to take concrete measures for the smooth flow of traffic in the area and asked officers to ensure bottlenecks, if any, are immediately cleared for the traffic de-congestion in the Srinagar city and devise ways for better traffic regulation and adequate parking facilities.
P.K Pole directed the concerned officers to explore the possibilities for additional parking space across the city for public convenience.
VC SDA, Chief Engineer R&B, SSP Traffic, SSP Srinagar, Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, besides officers of Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Irrigation & Flood Control, RTO, Beacon Kashmir, Ramkay and other concerned departments accompanied the Div Com during the tour.