Jahangeer Ganaie

Frequent traffic jams make life difficult in Sangam, Bijbehara

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Anantnag: With number of vehicles increasing every day, the traffic management is becoming a daunting task for the authorities in Main Chowk Sangam and main Town area of Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
The mismanagement of the traffic and callous attitude of drivers and commuters has left Sangam and Bijbehara in continued mess, often causing inconvenience to the people.
The sick and infirm become the worst sufferers as all routes leading to Anantnag and Srinagar often remain clogged with traffic, said a local.
From 9 am to 6 pm you can see traffic jam on every road on Bijbehara however, authorities aren’t paying any heed towards the issue, he said.
Vendors and shopkeepers display their merchandise on the pavement, public walk on the streets, traffic police fails to implement traffic rules. If all of us obey rules, the problem can be solved to a large extend, he added.
Locals demanded that movement of heavy motor vehicles should be restricted during day time through the town so that traffic jam can be reduced.
They said main roads have been encroached at many places in main town but authorities have failed to take action against encroachers due to which the traffic jam is increasing day by day in the area.
In Sangam, the Chowk leading to Pulwama also witnesses traffic jam every time but there is no one to take cognizance of the issue, locals said.
The lack of stand in the area and callous attitude of shopkeepers is adding to the problems for people going through the area, they said.
On contacting sub district Magistrate Bijbehara, Abdul Rashid he said that I will look into the matter and every step that will taken that will be beneficial for the general public.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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