Raised the issue of drainage, parking facilities and street lights in the markets
Srinagar: Advocating for drainage, parking of vehicles and installation of street lights in the Markets, Kashmir Trade Alliance called on Athar Amir Shafi, Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation. A delegation of traders led by Ajaz Shahdhar, President, Kashmir Trade Alliance, met the SMC Commissioner on Friday, during which he was apprised of Multiple issues confronting the trade community. Shahdhar informed commissioner SMC that as a result of light rains, the markets in several areas get in undated.
He said that in Srinagar and other areas rain water also enters the shops as a result, traders face significant losses. Referring to the recent rains, Shahdhar informed SMC commissioner that dozens of bazaars in old City and civil Lines areas were submerged in water and traders suffered heavy losses.
He said that buyers and customers face a lot of difficulties in the evening due to the absence of street lights. Delegation of Kashmir Trade Alliance(KTA) said that although street lights have been installed in many markets, their condition is dilapidated , and they need immediate repair, while many markets lack street lights at all. He told the Municipal Commissioner that lamps should be installed in the bazaars in the style of outside states, which would make the markets more attractive and would also provide relief to the shopkeepers and buyers.
Referring to parking in the markets, the delegation led by Shahdhar said that due to non-availability of parking spaces in the city, customers are suffering, and the buying and selling is also declining. Traders demanded that the places in markets in the city be identified where customers can park their vehicles and buy and sell with ease. He said that there was no space for shopkeepers to park their vehicles in the bazaars and the buyers could not even be talked about.
KTA Delegation said that now the summer is knocking and a large number of tourists are expected to arrive in the current season, keeping in view this, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation, realizing its responsibility, and took immediate steps. During the meeting, the Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation listened to the traders with patience and assured them that the legitimate demands would be met on priority basis.
Maninder Singh, Tanveer Khan, Nazir Bhat, Fayaz Ahmed, Abdula Majeed and Mohammed Hussain were also present on the occasion