BUDGAM: The Transport department on Friday kicked off a much sought cab service connecting Srinagar with Budgam via Bemina, Mirgund route. The service, according to locals, has come up as a major relief to thousands of commuters using the route.
Assistant Regional Transport Officer (ARTO) Budgam, Mubasheer Jan told Kashmir Reader that the service has been inaugurated keeping in mind the problems faced by the people of the area.
Jan said that public grievances related to transport problem and demand for a cab service on the route had piled up in the Transport department for years.
“We requested the Regional Transport Officer (RTO) Kashmir Akramullah Tak, and Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to redress their demand. Paying heed to our requests, they personally interfered in this matter,” Jan said.
The passenger cab service will benefit to scores of villages including Mirgund, Nasrullapora, Palar, Waterwani, Sholipora, Sabdan, Takyapora, Chowdri-bagh.
The Mirgund route is the shortest route connecting Budgam town with Srinagar centre.
“We had been planning to inaugurate this service early but the vehicles were not getting the pick and drop place in Srinagar,” an official said, adding that with the efforts of district adminstrations of Budgam and Srinagar, it could be made possible.