Pattan town marred by traffic jams

Pattan town marred by traffic jams
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Residents blame authorities for failing to repair foot paths

BARAMULLA: Residents and traders of Pattan are decrying the frequent jams in the town and blame the authorities for failing to repair the footpaths and link roads.
Nazir Ahmad,a trader said everybody, including the transporters, commuters and traders were affected by the continuous traffic jams in the town. The market is mainly spread over a kilometre stretch on the highway from degree college to Trauma hospital. Last year, he said, authorities started road widening and footpath repair work on the stretch, but left the work midway.
Now they have picked up the work again, he said, but due to bad weather it had created a muddy mess, making the traffic jams chronic, besides making it difficult for pedestrians.
Locals said that commuters, which include students, patients, employees and shopkeepers were facing tremendous problems due to mud and traffic jam.
A college, tuition centres, SDH Pattan, SDM office, Tehsil office and Trauma Hospital are located in this one kilometre stretch.