New Traffic Diversion Plan for Srinagar Issued

Srinagar: Traffic Police City Srinagar today issued a traffic diversion plan for public service vehicles (PSVs) arriving in Srinagar during peak hours for safe commuting and congestion free traffic in view of closure of Ram Bagh bridge-Solina fly over zone.

According to the SSP Traffic Srinagar, PSVs coming from South Kashmir including Budgam (Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian, Kulgam and adjacent areas) shall adopt Pantha Chowk-Sanatnagar-Nowgam-Hyderpora-Tengpora-Batamaloo Bus Adda route.

Similarly PSVs coming from North Kashmir (Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora and adjacent areas) shall adopt Shaltang-Parimpora-Bemina Byepass-Tengpora-Batamaloo Bus Adda route.

The SSP Traffic said the diversion plan has been formulated for safe commuting and congestion-free traffic in view of closure of Ram Bagh Bridge–Solina flyover zone.

The plan will be in effect from April 10, 2017, during peak hours from 0900 hours to 1100 hours.

All the PSV operators have been asked to strictly adhere to the traffic plan.

Progress of work on TRC mini flyover

The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today convened a meeting to review the progress of the Mini Flyover (Grade Separator) being constructed at the TRC Crossing here.

Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Director Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) Kashmir, Chief Engineer R&B, SSP Traffic Srinagar, Chief Town Planner, Vice President J&K Bank, District Floriculture Officer, besides other concerned attended the meeting.

The meeting was informed that the project was awarded to the ERA at an estimated cost of Rs 47.00 crore and that it is projected to be completed by December 2017.

The Div Com directed the Department of Floriculture to give all the necessary permissions to the ERA so that construction work isn’t affected. He also directed the SSP Traffic to issue special permissions for ferrying construction material to the ERA.

The Div Com also directed the concerned agencies to work in a coordinated manner and asked them to expedite and complete the construction work within the stipulated time.

During the meeting, it was given out that while a total of 11 Chinar trees in the way of the construction site are required to be felled, the Chinar Development Wing of the Floriculture Department will plant 110 Chinar saplings to cover the loss.