Rs 50 per hour for wrong-parking in Srinagar

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Srinagar, Apr 27 (UNI) After failing to check the wrong parking on busy city routes, the authorities here have decided to charge Rs 50 per hour for parking vehicles in unidentified places.

Hundreds of vehicles remained parked, leading to traffic jams, on many busy routes, including Residency road, Exchange- Kothibagh Road, Regal chowk, Maisuma, Red cross road.

Despite imposing fine for wrong parking, the traffic department has almost failed to curb it as vehicles remained parked in the middle of roads, making it difficult for the pedestrain, particularly students, to walk freely.

In order to ensure smooth flow of traffic in the city, a high level joint meeting of divisional administration and traders federation discussed the problem which will increase many fold after the ''darbar move'' offices reopened here in the first week of May.

Official sources said today the meeting discussed the movement of passenger buses, clearance of foot paths from encroachments besides other traffic matters.

It was decided that the SMC, Srinagar will charge Rs 50 per hour from each for parking vehicles in unidentified places on the residency road.

The Divisional Commissioner directed the traffic authorities to conduct regular inspection of Karan Nagar and Zainakadal areas.

The meeting also appreciated the steps taken by the traffic authorities and described it as encouraging.

However, the Chairman, Traders Federation pleaded that before taking further traffic measures, people connected with tourism trade shall also be taken into confidence.

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