Cops on poll duties, traffic woes worsen in Srinagar

Cops on poll duties, traffic woes worsen in Srinagar
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SRINAGAR: Traffic woes have worsened in Srinagar ahead of the parliamentary polls, with the Traffic police getting short on manpower because of their deployments for election duties.
Commuters had tough time at several intersections in the city, with people complaining of absence of traffic policemen.
At Bemina Chowk, commuters complained, they were stuck for hours, as “no traffic policemen were present on the spot”.
Local volunteers, they said, tried their best to ease the situation but the task was too onerous for them.
Traffic jams were witnessed at Shalteng, Qamarwari, Safa Kadal, Rainawari, besides the central city areas stretching from Batamaloo to Dalgate.
Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Traffic, Tahir Gillani told Kashmir Reader that several personnel from the department have deployed on poll duties.
“What can I do, we already have shortage of manpower but we are trying our best to streamline the traffic. Whenever we get complaints, we act immediately,” he said.