Srinagar, June 6, KNT: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry Monday appealed to LG Manoj Sinha to make the Raj Bagh foot-bridge motorable.
In a statement to news agency Kashmir News Trust president Sheikh Ashiq said that Raj Bagh caters to more than 80 percent of the city traffic and still there is only one motorable bridge.
He said this bridge was converted into a footbridge in the final stages of its completion. This causes daily traffic jams and puts the general public at great inconvenience.
Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry sought urgent attention of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha to intervene in this matter so that this long pending demand of converting this footbridge into a motorable bridge get redressed as soon as possible.
“KCC&I has already taken this issue with the administration and held many meetings with the then
Divisional Commissioner-Kashmir and he directed the officials to prepare a feasibility report for conversion of the footbridge into Motorable Bridge.”
“The Raj Bagh motorable bridge is needed to ease the traffic congestion in the city. We cannot afford to have another footbridge over river Jhelum in close vicinity. This bridge will also, act as a rescue platform from the Disaster Management angle and should, in any case, be constructed as a motorable bridge,” KCCI said. (KNT)
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