Srinagar: Residents of Batamaloo area have demanded a strict and complete ban on the entry of tippers into the congested locality. A delegation of Batamaloo residents from S.D.Coloney, Alochibagh and Gulab Coloney told Kashmir Reader that the tippers enter the area from Alochibagh creating frequent jams in the area.
“As the roads and lanes in the locality are narrow, trucks coming from Alochibagh create traffic jams and thus causing inconvenience to the people. Particularly during school timings, when children and their parents are in a hurry to reach schools, entry of tippers results in traffic jams for hours together. It often results in hot arguments and even scuffle between people and tipper drivers,” the residents said. They said the school going children waste lot of time in traffic jams. They demanded that a complete ban should be enforced on the entry of tippers during day time. The locals alleged that despite presence of traffic cops on the entry points, the drivers manage the enter the area. “How is this possible without the help of policemen?” they asked.
Meanwhile the residents have also demanded shifting of a private school from the Alochibagh area. “This English medium school was shifted here some years back. We are not against the School, but the buses carrying children are not able to maneuver the narrow roads of the locality results in traffic jams,” they said. They questioned how the management was allowed to run the school in this congested locality.
“When stuck in traffic jams, the drivers ask students to alight the School buses and walk the distance up to their school. Tiny students with bags on their shoulders are forced to move through stranded cars and buses, which is very dangerous. Who will be responsible if any untoward happens with the children? asked the residents.
The residents have appealed the Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar and Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir too take cognizance of the problems faced by the people of the area and take remedial measures.