Traffic Police Srinagar issues route plan for Shab-e-Qadr

Traffic Police Srinagar issues route plan for Shab-e-Qadr

Srinagar: On the eve of celebrations of Shab-e-Qadr falling on the intervening night of 22/23rdJune, followed by Jumat-ul-Vida, Traffic Police City Srinagar issues the route plan for the vehicles carrying devotees to Hazratbal from north, south and central Kashmir. The vehicles carrying the devotees shall follow the route plan as; Vehicles coming from north Kashmir […]

Increasing Road Accidents

Increasing Road Accidents

Almost every day, traffic accidents, some of whom fatal, happen across Kashmir. This, in a way is , no surprise given the reckless nature of driving that takes place in Kashmir.  Each of us, as commuters, drivers or passengers , have in one form or the other,  experienced the reckless nature and form of driving […]

High Court cracks whip on traffic mess, ‘dismal’ state of pollution

High Court cracks whip on traffic mess, ‘dismal’ state of pollution

Srinagar: The J&K High court on Wednesday ordered the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to ensure that street vendors do not occupy roads and footpaths. In another directive, the court said that the registration be suspended of public transport vehicles that have insufficient space for passengers. Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of Chief […]

On RTO’s attire in court: ‘This is not a cricket field’

On RTO’s attire in court: ‘This is not a cricket field’

Srinagar: The High Court on Wednesday reprimanded the Regional Transport Officer Kashmir over the attire he had worn to court. “Why you are not in proper dress before court of law? You are not in a cricket field. You remain in office like this?” a division bench of Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice […]

CM inaugrates automated parking

CM inaugrates automated parking

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti inaugurated a semi-mechanized car parking facility, the first of its kind in the state, at the old KMD stand in Lal Chowk Wednesday. The Chief Minister pressed the button and levers went up automatically, signaling the formal inauguration of the facility. She went round various parking levels and witnessed the […]

Traffic police, not PSUs, are govt’s main money-spinners

Traffic police, not PSUs, are govt’s main money-spinners

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Traffic Police collects more money for the state government than Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). According to an official document, the traffic police in Srinagar city alone has collected since 2011 more than Rs 5 crore from parking violators, out of which more than Rs 1 crore have been paid to […]

HC modifies order on vehicles seized for traffic violation

HC modifies order on vehicles seized for traffic violation

Srinagar: In a modification to its earlier order, the J&K High court on Tuesday asked traffic mobile magistrates to release vehicles seized by the authorities for traffic violations. In this regard, a division bench of Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey asked court’s judicial registrars at Jammu and Srinagar to send […]

Commuting in a dusty city

Commuting in a dusty city

SRINAGAR: The dusty streets of Srinagar are giving a tough time to its residents, with many terming daily commutes through the city as horrifying. Dust forms a sizeable portion of the air pollution in the city, and health experts say it make people prone to infections Waseem Ahmad, a resident of Pantha Chowk, used to […]

New traffic plan for city

New traffic plan for city

SRINAGAR: Traffic Police City Srinagar on Saturday issued a new diversion plan for public service vehicles (PSVs) in view of the opening of newly constructed Bailey bridge at Barzulla connecting Allochibagh. According to the SSP Traffic Srinagar, PSVs including Sumo, Tavera and Tata-407 coming from Rawalpora, Sanat Nagar and Hyderpora shall take left turn at […]