Traffic jams haunt Mendhar people

Vehicles caught in traffic jam at Mendhar.
Vehicles caught in traffic jam at Mendhar.

Excelsior Correspondent

MENDHAR, Jan 29: Due to wrong parking of vehicles by people and callous attitude of the authorities, traffic jams are swelling in this border town putting local residents in trouble, especially during office hours.
In   Mendhar  town from   main chowk  to  Bus Stand, which is one of the busiest area of  the  town, hours long traffic jam at regular intervals has become a routine and wrong parking of vehicles on roadside is the major reason for it.
“Police don’t take any action against the defaulters. They should seize the vehicles which lead to traffic snarls and jams,” said a local resident   Rameez Khan.
He said the Police is acting as mute spectator  and it has added to the woes of common people here.
Another local,  Vikas Sharma  stated that only two to three Police officials can be seen roaming in ever busy  main  chowk who mostly remain engaged with   Tata Sumo operators   while the deployment of cops near  Bus Stand  is also not up to mark leading to major traffic chaos.
One MR Kazafi while castigating traffic police stated that hardly any traffic policeman is seen in  Bus Stand area  for regulation of traffic and even the senior officers of  Traffic Police can be seen laying naka mostly at  Sangla Chowk in the town. He   stated that earlier main bazaar was a jam free road but now it’s also on same level of jamming which even affects the traffic movement on   Mendhar-Surankote road.