Div Com for developing vertical parking to ease traffic congestion

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, Jan 18: Stres-sing on the need to  chalk out effective parking management mechanism to ease traffic  congestion, the Divisional Comm-issioner, Kashmir, Asgar Hassan Samoon today said that  adopting the concept of vertical parking and paid parking will  help in  smooth movement of traffic on the roads by taking scores of cars off from road sides.
The Divisional Comm-issioner said this while chairing a meeting  of officers from State Development Authority, Srinagar Municipal Corpor-ation, Road and Building, police, Government Press, ERA Kashmir and JKPCC Ltd.
Mr. Samoon said with limited free space available in Srinagar city, the stress should be on the construction of vertical car parking, so that more cars could be accommodated in lesser space. He stressed on proper planning for developing new car parking and other government structures.
He also emphasized the need to develop a mechanism to check idle parking and for providing paid parking facilities to the people. He said that this will also help to generate employment avenues for many.
The Divisional Comm-issioner directed the concerned to ensure shifting of Gove-rnment Press to newly constructed building in Sempore, Pampore within next three months.


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