Pampore: Jammu & Kashmir Police launched a major drive against wrongly parked vehicles in the Saffron Town Pampore area of police district Awantipora.
The Police Pampore led by Sub Division Police Officer (SDPO) Pampore Krishan Rattan along with Sub Inspector Muneer Ahmad launched a crackdown on wrongly parked vehicles in the last two days at various public places including Namblabal, Khrew Chowk, and Drangbal to free the roads from wrong parking parked vehicles on the busy hospital road in the Saffron Town.
In two days, 30 vehicles were challaned on the spot, with penalties imposed under the Motor Vehicle Act, officials said.
The Pampore Police also launched a drive against two-wheelers for non-use of helmets. SDPO Pampore appealed to the general public, especially those coming for shopping or any other purchase, to park their vehicles at parking slots, not on the roads
“Parking on the roads is a problem for those who get stuck in jams for no fault of theirs. There are patients, emergencies and so many issues which need to be kept in mind,” Krishan Rattan told Kashmir Reader.
He emphasized the importance of the operation, stating that its primary objective was to prevent traffic jams along the critical hospital road. Many vehicles and motorcycles were habitually parked on this route, causing inconvenience to both commuters and emergency services, he said
The SDPO also appealed to the general public, particularly the youth of Pampore, to wear helmets and ensure proper documentation from transport authorities while adhering to traffic rules for their safety.
Highlighting the significance of unimpeded access to the Sub District Hospital Pampore, he implored the residents not to park their vehicles on emergency roads, especially the hospital road, which could impede the transportation of patients in need of immediate medical attention.
The local residents and civil society members lauded the efforts of the Pampore Police for undertaking this initiative and appealed that such type of drives should be conducted in the near future.