Jammu, November 07: Darbar Move is a bi-annual exercise in which the Secretariat shifts from Jammu to Srinagar during the Summers and from Srinagar to Jammu during Winters. This practice was started during the time of the Maharajas about a century and a half ago ago.
The practice of Darbar Move was started by the Maharajas to avoid the extreme summer conditions in Jammu region and similarly to be safe of the harsh winters in Kashmir valley.But, this Darbar Move also played an important role to give equitable justice to both the regions of the state.
Ironically, when the darbar shifts from Srinagr to Srinagar during winters, the problems of the people of Jammu region start and prime among them is the great Jammu traffic Jam.
First day of Darbar office in Jammu, caused nuisance to one and all. Traffic jams were seen all across the city, with government vehicles parked in the middle of the road at some places and special passage given to them at others.
The mail sufferere is the common-man, the office-goer. They had to to find their way through the traffic, with their clocks ticking.
Darbar moves every year, and it is the same satory year after year. U4UVoice spoke to IG Traffic regarding the arrangements made for traffic management in the city following the bi-annual excercise. “Traffic police personnel are deputed at various spots around the city”