Over 12,00,000 vehicles registered with MVD in JK

  • ‘On average 1.10 lakh are added to vehicle population annually’

Ejaz-ul-Haq

SRINAGAR: More than 12,00,000 vehicles in Jammu and Kashmir are registered with the Motor Vehicles department, government said on Wednesday.
In a written reply to a question by MLC Charanjeet Singh, Minister for Transport Abdul Gani Kohli said that a total number of 12,95,780 stand registered with the department.
He said that on an average about 1.10 lakh vehicles have been added annually to the vehicle population during the last three years.
The minister said that if the trend remains the same, the total population of vehicles would reach 15,75,000 vehicles approximately in the next three years.
“Kashmir region has a total number of 51,0,563 and the Jammu region has 78,5,217 vehicles registered up to August this year while as Srinagar district has 2,6,1206 and Jammu has 6,0,2645 vehicles registered.”
Replying to question whether any action plan has been devised to deal with the chaotic traffic situation in the state especially in Jammu and Srinagar cities, the Minister said that the government has constituted a 10-member committee for implementation of comprehensive mobility plan for the twin cities.
Kohli said that the government has also engaged RITES to suggest measures for planning better traffic and transportation facilities in cities of Jammu and Srinagar.
He said that recently a high level meeting was also held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mufti Sayeed for the regulation and management of the traffic in the cities.