Ganderbal: Central University of Kashmir (CUK) Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir Tuesday called for an effective management of traffic in the Srinagar city and peripheries, in order to minimize the road accidents and cut the travelling time of commuters.
“The commuters, both travelling in public and private vehicles, are facing huge difficulties to traverse through the city and peripheral roads due to huge traffic inflow and snarls, which cause inordinate delays in reaching to the respective workplaces, particularly during rush hours,” Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir said while addressing participants during a one-day training workshop on “Traffic Management in Kashmir: Problems, Perspectives and Way Forward,” organised by the varsity’s School of Legal Studies (SLS) at Tulmulla Campus.
SSP Traffic Rural Manzoor Ahmad, SP Ganderbal Feroz Yehya, DSP Traffic, Ganderbal Fahim Ahmad, faculty members and students attended the event.
CUK Vice Chancellor said driving on roads has become a nerve-racking exercise.
“The drivers get extremely irritated due to frequent traffic snarls on roads, which adversely affect their mental health,” he said, adding the need of the hour was to plan and implement a foolproof traffic management system, in order to ease the sufferings of the people. He also underscored the need of checking the menace of teenage driving and stunt biking.
Bhushan Gulabrao Borase, SVP- National Police Academy, Hyderabad, in his keynote address and presentation, highlighted the measures taken by traffic police personnel in Tamil Nadu, Bangalore and Mohali and other states to check the traffic violations.
“The traffic police personnel in Tamil Nadu have recommended the cancellation of more than one lakh vehicular licenses of habitual offenders,” he said and underscored the need to protect the pedestrians while they are crossing the roads at busy traffic junctions.