Time chart for buses, stopping at bus stops to be strictly ensured
Srinagar: Taking strong note of complaints regarding slow and irregular plying of public transport on Parimpora-Jehangir Chowk stretch, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today conducted a meeting and issued directions to resolve the problem faced by people.
The meeting was attended by DC Srinagar, Traffic Advisor, VC SDA, Joint Commissioner SMC and other officials. The Div Com was informed that 190 passenger buses are plying on the road stretch but the problems arise due to erratic service. The Div Com directed the officers to ensure that the buses only stop at the designated bus stops and anybody breaking rules should be dealt accordingly.
He also directed that at the main bus stops, large boards should be erected within three days wherein the no and time of the plying of each passenger bus will be displayed. He said that with such an exercise passengers will come to know when the bus is expected to come and reach the destination.
The Div Com said that in the longer run the buses will be monitored via GPS technology to enforce their plying according to rules. The Div Com said that once successfully implemented on this stretch of road, it will be gradually enforced on all roads.
The Div Com said that the Color Code scheme for various vehicles ferrying passengers will be implemented which will hugely eradicate the issue of traffic jams and erratic behaviour of such vehicles.