Srinagar, Jan. 2 (ANI): Main roads in Srinagar are getting a facelift, thanks to an initiative of the Jammu and Kashmir Government.
The authorities have started widening the roads and constructing footpaths to deal with the problem of traffic congestion.
Roads that are getting a facelift include Maulana Azad Road and Residency roads.
Both the roads lead to important government offices and institutes like the civil secretariat, the high court etc. The roads also lead to world famous Dal Lake.
There has been an enormous increase in the vehicular traffic throughout the valley, which has given rise to problems like traffic jams, accidents and air and noise pollution.
The project will cost about 106 million rupees.
"The traffic is on rise in Srinagar and roads have become congested. So it is the first step from the state government to address the problem," said Nasser Ahmad, project engineer.
Residents of Srinagar City have hailed the efforts of the state government.
"The city is facing a lot of traffic jams for the last one or two years. The state government has now started widening the roads, which I think, will help in reducing traffic snarls," Saleem Ahmad, a local resident of Srinagar.
The project is being executed by state government's Roads and Bridges and Public Works department. (ANI)