SRINAGAR: In pursuance of the High Court orders, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan Thursday convened a meeting with officials of various departments to chalk out a strategy to resolve the issues being faced by the public due to traffic congestion.
On April 3, the High Court had directed the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to call a meeting with Inspector General of Police traffic, Commissioner SMC, Road Transport Officer Kashmir and Senior Superintendent of Police Traffic and chalk out the strategy for addressing the issues of citizens of Srinagar and report the court about the outcome of meeting.
Chairing the meeting, Div Com held threadbare discussion with the officials to chalk out the strategy to address the traffic congestion in Srinagar. He asked the officials to work in coordination with various departments to achieve the desired goal.
Div Com directed the officials to start the drive against the illegal encroachments and ensure the removal of street vendors who have encroached public spaces. He directed the officials to impose the fine for violation of traffic rules and regulations.
He directed for immediate upgradation of facilities including passenger shelter sheds, multiple gates and separate zone of vendors at Parimpora bus stand so that both passengers and transporters don’t feel any inconvenience at the terminal. He also asked the officials to carry out the repair works needed at various locations for the hassle-free movement of traffic.
Div Com asked the officials to ensure that passenger bus owners desist from overloading and stopping at random places to pick passengers. He said that every driver and conductor should be in uniform and under no circumstances women need to be seen standing in the passenger vehicles. He directed the officials to fine those vehicles found indulging in overloading.