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Commuters in Srinagar suffers as authorities fails to ensure evening transport facilities

Last Updated on November 23, 2021 at 1:46 pm

Various passengers across Srinagar city and many other areas of Kashmir are facing problems with transport facilities. The lack of quality transport especially evening transport facility in the summer capital has shown how the authorities have failed.

The transport facilities just disappear from most parts of city making passengers agitated. Passengers said that after 4 pm hardly any cabs and buses are available and they just disappear from various routes in Srinagar.

Altaf Ahmed, a passenger from Danihama area said that everyone does not have their own vehicle and need public transport but no such transport is available after 5 pm. He added that he had to reach Danihama Hazratbal on Srinagar outskirts but could not find any public transport.

Residents of Harwan area said that the cab service in the area does not work properly during evening hours due to which students, office goers have to suffer.

Mohammad sultan from Harwan said that they have approached to administration regarding same but no action has been taken till now.

President Kashmir Taxi Cab transporters Federation, Javaid Ahmed said that they ensure to operate till late evening on the routes which are registered with them. He further added that the routes like Soura, Karan Nagar, Dalgate, and south Kashmir are registered under their federation and they provide service till late. He said, “We can’t push those operators who are not registered with us. There needs to be a proper mechanism and responsibility so that cab operators don’t disappear after sundown”.

The residents from the Srinagar areas say that SRTC should push more buses on these routes so that passengers won’t suffer.

 An official from SRTC said that they had pressed around 20 buses in the Srinagar route only. He said that they would press more buses into service but traffic authorities are not allowing them citing traffic jams.

ADC Srinagar, Syed Hanief Balkhi said that a meeting regarding this matter has been held recently. He further said that all the discussed points will be implemented soon. He further informed that again a meeting will be held so that Transport authorities, Traffic police and Transporters will work in collaboration so that passengers won’t suffer.