Poloview cab drivers fleece passengers, charge Rs 160 for one-way Srinagar- Shopian trip

Poloview cab drivers fleece passengers, charge Rs 160 for one-way Srinagar- Shopian trip

Tanweer Ahmad Srinagar: Passenger cab drivers of Polo View sumo stand are overcharging passengers travelling to Shopian from Srinagar. According to passengers, they said that an amount of Rs 160 are being charged by cabdrivers from Srinagar to Shopian. Normally, the trip costs Rs 110 per passenger. The situation arose especially since J&K Bank is […]

Cops on poll duties, traffic woes worsen in Srinagar

Cops on poll duties, traffic woes worsen in Srinagar

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, […]

Overcrowded buses a harassment for girl students in Budgam

Overcrowded buses a harassment for girl students in Budgam

BUDGAM: For most girl students from this central district, the slogans of ‘Beti Bachaw Beti Padhao’ sound hollow, as the slogan and the crores of rupees spent on the scheme “haven’t changed the ground situation” for them. The slogans are written all over, but “we don’t even have proper bus facilities to schools and colleges,” […]

Overloaded buses nightmare for city commuters

Overloaded buses nightmare for city commuters

SRINAGAR: Once again, the failure of the Traffic Department to check overloading in buses is causing commuters to face increasing problems daily. As per the commuters, the Traffic Department is failing to take any action against minibuses drivers who violate traffic rules by either going at a snail’s pace or by overloading above their vehicles’ […]

Basant Rath’s transfer evokes outrage on social media

Basant Rath’s transfer evokes outrage on social media

Srinagar: Social media users in Kashmir expressed their anger against the transfer of IGP Traffic Basant Kumar Rath and blamed Mayor of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Junaid Mattu for government’s decision to remove the popular IPS officer. Rath, who is credited with streamlining the traffic system in Jammu and Kashmir in less than one year […]

Div Com calls for intensive drive against overloading

Div Com calls for intensive drive against overloading

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan Saturday directed Officers to start intensive drive immediately to stop overloading in public transport. The Divisional Commissioner said this during a meeting with high-level officers to review the necessary measures to stop overloading in public transport across the valley. After threadbare discussions, Divisional Commissioner asked Transport Commissioner to […]

Women commuters in Budgam have miserable time in overcrowded buses

Women commuters in Budgam have miserable time in overcrowded buses

Budgam: In the scorching heat of August, unchecked overloading in buses goes on unabated in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, courtesy official apathy. The overloading not only causes inconvenience to passengers but is also a major cause of women commuters’ sexual harassment. Anjum, a college student, said, “No one can understand the agony a woman faces […]

Students block Sonamarg highway against insufficient transport

Students block Sonamarg highway against insufficient transport

KANGAN: Students of different educational institutions of Sumbal area in Ganderbal district held a protest on Tuesday against non-availability of transport facility in the area. A large number of students, both boys and girls, assembled on the Srinagar-Leh highway blocking vehicular moment for hours. Raising slogans, the students demanded regular transportation facilities, and alleged harassment […]

Business in South Kashmir towns hit hard, courtesy traffic diversion

Business in South Kashmir towns hit hard, courtesy traffic diversion

ANANTNAG: By-passed by the new, widened alignment of national highway, shopkeepers in some major towns of South Kashmir have been hit hard as their businesses witnessed a big slump. Worst affected by the new arrangement are shopkeepers in Khannabal, Bijbehara in Anantnag district and Awantipora, Pampore in Pulwama district of south Kashmir. The new alignment […]

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