Srinagar, April 9: Terming the traffic diversion as announced by the divisional administration a conspiracy to sabotage commercial activities ahead of business season in the Valley, the Kashmir
Traders and Manufacturers Federation Haji Mohammed Yasin Khan today asked Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to personally look into the matter.
“The closure of vehicular movement on the Jehangir chowk-Rambag road and the traffic diversion plan, is not only politically motivated but ill-conceived as well because it will throw the commercial activities of the civil lines into a chaos, and that too at a time when the tourist season is about to start,” said Khan in a statement.
Khan said the Divisional Commissioner didn’t bother to call meeting of the Kashmir Inc including tourism players, civil society, media fraternity and other concerned before taking this decision, which will impact normal life in the civil lines for months to come.
Supporting the protest staged by the traders of Solina and Rambag, Khan said the improper diversion will bring traffic movement to grinding halt across the summer capital. “The first causality will be market places in the civil lines including historic Lal Chowk, Regal Chowk, Poloview, Maisuma, Maharaja Bazar, HSHS, Batamaloo, Karan Nagar, Magarmal Bagh, Ram Bagh and Solina markets,” he said.
Khan said that MLA Amira Kadal, is mysteriously mum on the issue and he should raise the problems with the concerned authorities.