Issue would be resolved within week: SSP Traffic
Following last week’s High Court order banning erratic roadside public parking across the city, the parking space at Srinagar’s Press Enclave in Lal Chowk has become a new parking dump with scores of private vehicles being parked randomly every day – leaving the media fraternity irked.
As the parking space, meant for the media fraternity, is shrinking several journalists Wednesday complained that that there is no space left for parking in the Press Enclave.
Sahil Ahmad, a journalist working with a local newspaper, told Rising Kashmir that the parking space for press colony was specifically meant for media fraternity but people have now resorted to park their vehicles in the same area.
“Earlier, police was keeping eye on illegal parking inside the colony but now they are acting as mute spectators,” he said.
Another journalist Aijaz Ahmad said traffic police has failed to stop illegal parking in the Press Enclave and on a daily basis dozens of private vehicles could be spotted in the area.
“Traffic Police should take strict against the commuters who park their vehicles in the area. Parking space in Press Colony is meant for media professionals and not for others,” he added.
Promising to resolve the matter within a week, Senior Superintendent of Traffic Srinagar, Al-Tahir Gilani told Rising Kashmir that, “Due to ban on roadside parking, commuters are parking vehicles in Press colony and within week violators would be dealt strictly as per law,” he said.