BUDGAM, District Development Commissioner, Budgam, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today visited the Srinagar International Airport to take stock of traffic management system to ensure smooth passage of Umrah pilgrims and other passengers towards airport.
The DDC also took review of the changes made in the backdrop of the traffic congestion complaints and the decision taken in the recently held meeting in this connection.
While chairing a joint meeting attended by Director Airport, SSP Anti-Hijacking, SSP Traffic Rural and ARTO Budgam to ensure hassle- free movement of Umrah pilgrims, the DDC said that special lane beginning from GIO’s Mess point has helped to de-congest the traffic on the Airport road fully. “The plan has worked well as we are getting positive feedback from the passengers and pilgrims in this regard.”
Giving details about special lane, the DDC said that the special lane for Umrah pilgrims was taken as a joint initiative to tackle the traffic jam issue.
She urged passengers/ pilgrims to cooperate and restrict plying of extra vehicles towards the Airport road to ensure smooth vehicular movement.
ARTO Budgam, Mubashir Jan said the special lane was started within the existing infrastructure which has proved right decision to ease out travel of passengers, particularly pilgrims up to the airport transit point.
He said that a group of volunteers were also working on this route to counsel traffic violators to follow norms in letter and spirit to ensure there is no traffic congestion.