Bandipora: Carved out from the erstwhile Baramulla district in 2007, traffic in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district is still being managed without traffic signals, thus worsening chaos on the roads with each passing day.
“Over the years, there has been a rise in the traffic in the district. However, the response of the authorities regarding the changing requirements of the district is extremely slow,” locals said.
“It seems that the commuters have been left in lurch as they are forced to travel in a haphazard way without caring for traffic norms. It often causes accidents, besides putting lives of commuters in danger,” locals said, adding that it was very important to establish traffic signals in the district which would restore the smooth traffic system in the district.
“I think the administration should set up traffic signals as soon as possible, it will bring a huge change in the traffic system,” Mumtaz Ahmad, a local said, adding that traffic jams are being witnessed here every day in the evening .
Shahbaz Hussain another local said that it has been many years since Bandipora became a district but so far there has been no development due to which the movement of traffic here is getting affected.
A group of shopkeepers said that the vehicles are being parked at any place in the main market which causes massive traffic jams in the area.
Locals, meanwhile, appealed to the district administration to set up traffic signals in the district as soon as possible so that there will be a smooth traffic system. (KNO)