In continuation of its efforts to address the parking issues and de-congest Srinagar streets, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole Friday visited city parts on the second consecutive day to inspect proposed parking sites in the summer capital.
The Div Com visited MA Road, TRC, Polo View, Regal Chowk, Lambert Lane, Old Court Complex, Jehangir Chowk, Batmaloo, Barzulla, Rawalpora, Hyderpora, Bemina Shalteng, Qamarwari and other areas to inspect the proposed sites for car parking.
During his visit, the Divisional Commissioner asked the authorities to speed up the pace of all works being carried out for road widening to improve the traffic flow and to ensure sustainable decongestion in the city.
At Residency Road near SBI parking, the Div Com was appraised by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdhury, that work on the enhancement of parking space is near to completion to accommodate a large number of vehicles in it.
While inspecting proposed car parking site at Lambert lane, the Div Com directed for connecting SBI parking slot with Lambert lane parking site to create big parking chunk for the convenience of commuters as well as for better traffic regulation in the area
At old court complex Amira Kadal, the Div Com exhorted upon the concerned to ensure the preservation of heritage and historical buildings while unused premises may be demolished to create parking space.
While inspecting other sites, the Div Com directed the concerned officers to undertake a special drive so that maximum parking facility is made available to the people.
He also directed for removal of encroachments along roadsides across the city besides adopting an efficient and effective mechanism for better traffic regulation and adequate parking facilities.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, VC SDA, Chief Engineer R&B, Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation, SSP Traffic, SSP Srinagar, Additional Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, officers of Irrigation and Flood Control, RTO, Beacon Kashmir, Ramkay besides officers from other concerned departments accompanied the Div Com during the visit.