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Prompt measures underway for better traffic management in Srinagar City: Div Com

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Convenes high level meeting, asks concerned to submit weekly report

SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 28: For better traffic management in Srinagar city, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan today chaired a high level meeting to review measures being taken to promptly overcome the issues regarding decongestion, encroachments, traffic signals and violation of traffic rules.

The meeting discussed various prompt measures which need to be taken in this regard including filling pot holes, macadamizing the patches, concrete barricading at major places, construction of traffic assistance booths, realigning the vendors, installing main hole covers, covering the drains, erection of intelligent traffic signal system & signage,  putting into services dust sucking machines, reviewing the route permits, introducing e-buses for women commuters, removal of encroachments from bus stops, parking spaces on Boulevard road, timing for boarding & de-boarding of school buses and setting up of a helpline for any kind of assistance.

The Divisional Commissioner directed concerned officers to work on the measures on priority and remove bottlenecks for the better public service delivery.

He issued timelines to the concerned departments and asked them to submit a weekly report to the Divisional Commissioner’s office so that prompt measures are implemented on ground for smooth functioning of traffic in the city.

The Div Com said that the divisional administration is committed to ensure better traffic management across the region, particularly Srinagar city and asked the concerned to work with dedication to achieve this goal.

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Bilal Ahmad Bhat, RTO Kashmir, Chief Engineer R&B, VC LAWDA, Directors of Education & Floriculture, SSP Traffic, Joint Commissioner Works, GM SRTC, Principals of private schools, NHAI officials and other concerned were present in the meeting.


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