The vehicles in the Jammu city are increasing day by day resulting in painful traffic jams. We see traffic jams and congested roads around the rotaries of Jammu city and on busy roads especially during the evening.
Not only the increasing traffic, it is the people who are to be blamed for the traffic jams as they haphazard parking of personal vehicles on the roadsides disrupts the free flow of traffic movement everywhere in the city.
Minibuses plying on different routes are also a massive cause behind the traffic jams as they randomly stop their vehicles in the middle of the roads to pick and drop the passengers. It seems that they are least concerned about the miseries of the people caught behind them in the traffic jams that they cause.
“Frequent traffic jams have drastically affected our lives and business. The worst affected are the employees and students,” Ishan Raina, a B.sc student told our correspondent.
“Drivers of trucks and Buses and other private cars are themselves responsible for traffic mess by parking their vehicles wrongly or racing to leave the city first, consequently ending up in traffic jam,” said the locals.
“Traffic jams can prove detrimental for patients in case of any medical emergency. Ironically, the concerned authorities are acting as mute spectators,” the locals said.
With Inputs from CJ Wasim Majnoon Mir