Defunct traffic lights create mess in Baramulla

7 months on, defunct traffic signals create mess in Baramulla

BARAMULLA:The traffic signals which were installed before seven months to tackle traffic jam in Baramulla town are not functioning ,Municipal Council Baramulla (MCB) had installed traffic signals at cost of 33 Lakh at various places in town which are still non-functional from the day of inauguration.

The traffic signals were inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash who was accompanied by other officials of the district administration in august 2018

“Traffic signals were installed to get rid of the traffic jam in town,but are still lying defunct from as since the day of inauguration lakhs of rupees were spend on these traffic signals but no improvement in the traffic management,said Bashir Ahmad, a shopkeeper He further added many times we contacted the authorities to make these traffic signals functional for smooth flow of traffic in the town, but officials are not paying any attention.

Altaf Ahmad, a local resident said, “With the installation of traffic signals in the town the residents were surprised that the traffic mess will be in restrain, but these traffic signals have just occupied a space after installation of these traffic signals the traffic management is still in worst condition.”He further added administration has installed these traffic signals but they are not capable to keep operational them. Huge amount of money were spend on these signals and they went out of order because of administration’s deep slumber.

Abid Salaam, Vice President Municipal Council Baramulla said, ‘’We know that these traffic signals have errors but we have contacted the Deputy commissioner regarding this issue soon these traffic signals will be made operational, He further added if these traffic signals are now installed and accordingly we have to create a civic sense in the people and also we have shortage of parking space which leads to frequent traffic jam.