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SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 27: Principal Secretary Transport and Animal, Sheep Husbandry, Fisheries Department, Asgar Samoon today chaired a meeting to review the functioning of the public transport system in the State.
Samoon sought details report regarding the on-street parking management in Srinagar as well as in Jammu city. He also sought suggestion and details regarding streaming the traffic movement in the state.
He directed for identifying more parking areas to avoid traffic congestion, besides taking measures to rehabilitate the street vendors.
It was given out in the meeting that there are about 3 lakh registered vehicles in the Srinagar city, besides 1.5 lakh vehicles daily ply through the city.
It was given out that the Traffic Department has identified several bus stops in the city to avoid unnecessary halts and traffic mess created by public transporters.
The meeting was informed that the department is going to start Mini-Bus Service form Panthachowk to Lal Chowk and Parimpora to Lal Chowk to avoid an unnecessary influx of public transport vehicles, which often leads to traffic messes in the city.
Samoon directed the officials to take measures to streamline the traffic in the city, besides imposing parking charges on vehicles halting in Lal Chowk.
He also directed the department to work in close coordination and efficacy for making the transport movement hassle-free and convenient to the public as well as the visitors visiting the state.
The meeting was attended by the officials of various departments including Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Srinagar Development Authority, Revenue Department, Traffic Department, Transport Department and representatives of KCC&I.


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Reasons by GoI to suspend cross-LoC trade highly indefensible: Soz

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Srinagar, April 23: Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to promote propaganda for 2019 Lok Sabha elections by trying to bring Pakistan, Kashmir and whatever suits his imagination, senior Congress leader and former union minister Prof Saifuddin Soz on Tuesday said reasons being given for stopping Cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade were highly untenable and indefensible.

“PM Modi wants to promote propaganda for Election 2019 and tries to bring in Pakistan, Kashmir and whatever suits his imagination”, Soz said in a statement here.

He alleged that since everything is happening at the behest of Prime Ministers Office (PMO), stopping the LOC trade between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad all of a sudden, is seen by the trading communities on both sides, as part of a “trickery” aimed at the Election-2019.

 
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Two electrocuted to death in Poonch

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Srinagar, April 23: A police constable and a civilian died due to short circuit of 33KV transformer at Chungan Chroon area of Mendhar in Poonch district on Tuesday early morning.

Reports said that a constable (Follower) in JK police identified as Faiz son of Mohd Sharif age 40 year and a civilian Mohd Shabir son of Ab Rahim age 38 year died on the spot after they came in touch with a live wire.

SDPO Mendhar Neeraj Padyar also confirmed to a news agency that two people including a cop and civilian was dead when they came in touch with live wire after there was a short circuit in a Transfer. Meanwhile, SHO Mendhar also rushed to the spot to assess the situation.

 
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World Book day celebrated at Sgr, Kup

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Srinagar, April 23: To commemorate the World Book Day, Department of Libraries and Research organized a day-long book exhibition at S.P.S. Library Srinagar.

The day is observed annually across the world to promote book reading culture.

Deputy Director Libraries and Research Shaheena Khan inaugurated the exhibition where collection of books including Quranic manuscripts, paintings, references and some rare books were put on display.

 

Meanwhile, similar function to showcase rare books was held at District Library Kupwara. People from all walks of life turned up at the book exhibition.

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