Traffic jams persist, commuters suffer

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The frequent traffic jams in the Srinagar city have caused immense problems for the commuters besides pedestrians too are facing the brunt.

Many commuters, pedestrians said that they are facing hardships due to the massive traffic jam in Srinagar city.

They said that the hundreds of vehicles remain stuck in gridlock for hours together almost every day.

They also alleged that there is dearth of traffic police on roads to make the smooth transport.

It is the mostly college going students, office goers who often faces the problems due to traffic congestion. “We can’t reach our collages on time. You see the huge gridlock on City roads. How it is possible to reach in time,” said Mohammad Irfan of Batmaloo, a student.

Pertinently, massive traffic jams are witnessed at Rambagh, Jawahar Nagar, Jahangir Chowk, Dalgate, Batamaloo, Qamarwari and other areas of summer capital.

Javaid Ahmad, a shopkeeper in Lal Chowk, said, “the main reason of traffic jam is wrong parking. Usually people come for shopping and keep their vehicles on roadside that affects smooth traffic system in the city.”

“We cannot only blame authorities over the massive traffic jams but we people are also involved for such gridlock. We don’t park our vehicles in parking zones. We must ignore such kind of negligence as it leads to sufferings of commuters,” Javid Ahmad, another Shopkeeper said.

The commuters as well as the pedestrians urged the traffic authorities to press men and machinery to ensure smooth passage of the traffic on the city road.

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