By Ovais Gull
Srinagar: Mismanagement and chaos has returned to the Srinagar-Jammu highway, as on Friday huge traffic mess was witnessed on Srinagar Jammu highway. Authorities had announced one way traffic on the road however traffic from both ways was thriving on the road.
Commuter’s alleged that traffic cops have resorted to malpractices to turn blind eye towards traffic coming from opposite side.
“After Basant Rath corruption has taken over traffic police again. They have put lives of thousands of people in danger,” an irritated commuter told INS.
“If it’s one way from Srinagar-Jammu then why the HMV are being allowed from opposite direction. And when a passenger contacted Ramban TCU 9419993745 the officer told him that HMV’s have left Jammu at 7:30 am. And when asked why traffic allowed in opposite direction he said he doesn’t know.. It’s a negligence,” he said.
Hundreds of Srinagar-Jammu bound vehicles remain stranded at Qazigund due to the traffic mess.
The passengers travelling from Srinagar-Jammu had to face tremendous hardships today due to the traffic mess. They said that the traffic mess has again returned to the highway following the transfer of erstwhile IGP Traffic, Basant Rath.
A commuter said that they left from Srinagar at 06:30 in the morning but failed to cross the Jawahar Tunnel till 02 pm due to the traffic mess on the either sides of the highway.
“We are not able to reach even Nowgam Banihal,” he said.
Pertinently, the traffic department had announced that the vehicles coming from Srinagar-Jammu will be allowed to play on the highway today.
However, the vehicles from the either sides were allowed to ply on the highway, thus creating traffic mess, which resulted in hardships to the passengers.