Raja Syed Rather
Ganderbal, Oct 11: Daily commuters, particularly employees and students, in Central Kashmir Ganderbal district main town are facing hard time due to frequent traffic jams.
A group of commuters comprising employees and students said that authorities have failed to regulate traffic in the main town Ganderbal particularly Beehama to Duderhama chowk.
They allege that traffic jams go from bad to worse each day.
“In the absence of proper traffic regulation, vehicular movement frequently comes to a standstill at the vital intersection on the Beehama Duderhama road,” commuters said.
“Local residents mostly keep the vehicles parked on the roads, leading to chaos and frequent traffic jams while the authorities are watching as mute spectators,” they said.
Locals said encroachers have randomly occupied footpaths leaving no space for the movement of pedestrians and the moving vehicles even on the main streets of the town thereby resulting in massive traffic jams.
The failure of the authorities to ensure smooth flow of traffic has evoked strong resentment from the commuters.
“Frequent unending traffic jams have drastically affected our lives and business. The worst affected are the government employees and students who reach late to the offices and respective destinations,” a local said.
Furthermore major roads in the town remain choked due to the heavy movement of vehicles after an increase in the number of private vehicles.
“We are also looking for an adequate parking space in the town which will eradicate the illegal parking and hence will control the massive traffic jam,” locals said.