SRINAGAR: In order to streamline traffic in the valley, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan on Monday emphasized on the removal of encroachments, enforcement of new route plans and sustained action against traffic rules violators.
The Div Com, while chairing a meeting in the summer capital, Srinagar, reviewed the traffic management plan for various districts in Kashmir division. Mr Khan said that Government has put the efficient traffic management as the issue of one the foremost concern of public importance.
He said that every effort is being put to resolve all issues and provide efficient transport facility to the public. The Div Com got the feedback and the work done in this regard from all districts. The Inspector General (IG) Traffic flagged a number of issues in various districts to which Div Com ordered to take up on urgent basis.
He directed to remove encroachments on the highway at Pattan, shifting of the fountain at Anantnag for road widening, smoothening of the road at the bus stand in Sopore and other such issues. The Div Com said that encroachments and illegal vendors will be removed with immediate effect and directed all DDCs to start a massive drive in this regard.
He also directed the officials in districts to replicate the various initiatives taken in Srinagar. He said that all districts need to start roadside paid parking concept which will ease out traffic jamming. He said that the intelligent traffic lights will also be installed in districts wherever it is needed.