Hundreds of street vendors who have encroached upon the space of public use in Srinagar city have also added to the traffic mess on the roads.
Recently Deputy Commissioner Srinagar on the complaints of the general public visited many areas in the city for the purpose of streamlining the traffic.
He directed to relocate street vendors from heavy traffic junction points which hinder smooth traffic ply. He stressed on the concerned officers to take all required measures to decongest the City roads to ensure smooth flow of traffic, particularly the moment of Ambulances. He also directed to keep the provision of adequate parking spaces in crowded places and relocation of the roadside vendors to facilitate hassle-free movement of pedestrians.
He stressed that civic sense and driving sense is imperative in better traffic management and appealed to all stakeholders to put in collective efforts to overcome traffic jams and decongest Srinagar City for smooth traffic regulation.
He inspected the proposed site for relocation of all the street vendors in the highly congested Batamaloo area. He directed the concerned authorities to expedite the process for the same to ensure hassle-free traffic movement.
Traffic violators were fined on the spot, while drivers were advised to follow traffic rules in letter and spirit to ensure smooth ply of traffic. The DC also asked roadside street vendors to restrict their business to only designated spaces and not indulge in any violation/encroachment which causes inconvenience to the general public and movement of traffic.