Srinagar: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) is mulling to replace the old passenger sheds in the city with the new ones. The move is aimed to encourage the use of these spaces and provide relief to the commuters in harsh weather, the corporation claims.
Speaking with Kashmir Reader, SMC Commissioner Shafkat Khan said, “Most of the passenger sheds are not located at places where the rush is and they are in a shabby condition and mostly remain unused. In some places, the spaces remain occupied by stray dogs, and garbage is found littered in the premises of these passenger sheds. We are going to renovate these sheds so that our city looks beautiful.”
The old sheds will be replaced with modern passenger sheds, which are in vogue in Delhi and other metropolitan cities of India.
“We will be tendering the process of installing new passenger sheds in the city very soon and the old sheds from all over Srinagar would be replaced with new ones,” the commissioner said.
Moreover, Khan said, for this development SMC will also connect with traffic department in Srinagar for best possible placement of structures. Senior Superintends of Police (SSP) Traffic, Shargun Shukla, said, “Most of the passenger sheds in the city are lying in a dilapidated condition and people avoid use of these sheds. Once these passengers sheds are replaced and made functional, traffic department would ensure that the buses stop at these designated shelters to avoid congestion in the city.”
She said the project of constructing new passenger sheds will be implemented in phase wise manner.