Traffic jams during evening hours irk commuters in city

Traffic jam File

With authorities failing to streamline traffic in commercial hub Lal Chowk and other vital routes, commuters are facing a tough time due to traffic jams for many hours.

A group of commuters comprising employees and students told Good Morning Kashmir that authorities have failed to regulate traffic in the City.

“It took me around 35 minutes to reach Lal Bazar from Lal Chowk due to traffic jam. The distance otherwise takes five minutes to cover. This shows the failure of traffic cops to regulate the traffic?” rued Showkat Ahmad, a commuter.

“The concerned authorities are acting as mute spectators to traffic jams. They only hold meetings and formulate traffic plans. Ironically, these are never implemented on the ground,” said a group of aggrieved commuters stranded at Regal Chowk.


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He said that every evening he has to “waste” an hour in traffic jam on the Wanabal road to cover the distance which otherwise is covered within 10 minutes.

At busy Natipora route, the commuters urged authorities to take necessary measures to avoid traffic jams.

Meanwhile, commuters appealed to the concerned authorities and the district administration to look into the matter at an earliest so that they have heave a sigh of relief.


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