Citizen Journalist Report by CJ Sandeep Singh
With huge number of vehicles has been added on the roads of Jammu because of Darbar Move, it seems that there is no end to the prevailing traffic chaos in the city. Dug out roads, ill equipped traffic police and more over these defunct traffic signal lights have been adding to this never ending issues.
For what purpose the traffic lights have been installed when the authorities have failed to maintain them properly. Not only areas with low traffic, the traffic signals in areas where there is heavy traffic, like Jewel Chowk, Canal Road, Panama Chowk, Shakuntala Chowk, Rehari, etc, too, are also not functioning which is a huge problem.
These signals were made functional in 2012. The state government spent a huge amount of Rs 250 Lakh on the project after just 2 years, these signals went defunct which is matter of shame for the state government. Instead of repairing the non-functional traffic signals to regulate traffic in a proper way, the department deployed traffic personnel to handle heavy rush of vehicles, which is not an easy task keeping in mind the heavy inflow of vehicles. Here are the pictures of defunct traffic lights at various areas of the city:
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