SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today chaired a meeting to review the action plan for shifting General Bus Stand Batamaloo to Parimpora this month to ease traffic congestion.
Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Vice Chairman SDA, Chief Engineers of PDD & R&B, MD JKSRTC, MD JK Cements, Regional Transport Officer, SP Traffic, Superintending Engineer Drainage Circle SMC and other concerned officials were present in the meeting.
It was given out that Srinagar Development Authority has already acquired 57 kanals of land at transport yard Parimpora which can accommodate a large number of passenger busses.
The Divisional Commissioner said that Chief Minister is keen to shift Batamaloo Bus Adda to Parimpora so that it traffic regulation is improved in the busy Batamaloo junction and address a long pending demand of the public.
The Div Com directed the R&B engineers to expedite macadamization work at the new bus terminal within 15 days. He also directed for taking immediate steps to built passenger sheds, ticket counters and rooms for bus unions so that the terminal becomes functional at the earliest.
Regarding the rehabilitation of 20 families who are temporarily residing at Parimpora, Khan directed the SDA officials to visit the area with concerned Tehsildhar and submit the report within two days so that the families can be shifted to Samerbugh as early as possible.