‘One tube of flyover from Jahangir Chowk to Naaz Crossing to be thrown open during peak hours from today’
SRINAGAR: To strengthen traffic enforcement and regulation mechanism, IGP Traffic J&K, Alok Kumar convened a meeting of the officers of Traffic Police City Srinagar & Traffic Police Rural Kashmir at Traffic Police Headquarters, here on Tuesday.
The IGP sought feedback from officers regarding current traffic Management/situation in the Valley. He also reviewed the traffic arrangements for Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi (SAW).
IGP Traffic J&K stressed upon the officers to take all necessary measures to smoothen the flow of traffic in Srinagar City and all areas of Kashmir Valley by strictly enforcing the Motor Vehicles Act/Rules with zero tolerance against visible offences viz. use of seat belt, overloading in PSVs, use of helmet, etc., an official statement issued here read.
He further stressed upon the officers to exhibit high sense of responsibility and behaviour while dealing with the traffic violators.
IGP Traffic sought assurances from the officers for a “visible change on ground with a people-friendly attitude” and ensured that technology-oriented gadgetry and other implements would be provided to the traffic officers for traffic regulation and enforcement in the near future, the statement read.
Kumar directed the officers that the entry of heavy vehicles (tippers) into City Srinagar be allowed as per the prescribed time. The officers were directed to liaise with the management of coaching centers to stagger the timing of coaching centres during peak hours, so that the traffic movement on these routes may not got hampered, read the statement.
IGP Traffic J&K stressed upon the officers to also liaise with SMC Srinagar and to conduct regular drivers at HSHS and Mahraja Bazar to remove the illegal occupation on the roadside so that the traffic movement on this stretch could be normalised.
Kumar further directed the officers to ensure that all subordinate officials wore florescent jackets during night hours for visibility and safety. The officers were directed to ensure that no PSV (public service vehicle) shall be allowed to ply on MA Road and shall follow the diversion plan strictly and that violators be dealt strict as per MV Act.
IGP traffic also visited the under-construction Jahangir Chowk-Rambagh Flyover and directed CEO ERA to open one tube of the said flyover from Jahangir Chowk to Naaz Crossing during peak hours who assured that one tube of the flyover will be thrown open from Wednesday (today) during peak hours to ease out traffic pressure on this particular road stretch, it added.