Shaltang Chowk which connects three north Kashmir’s districts has become a source of inconvience for commuters due to the frequent traffic jams.
Hundreds of vehicles arriving from three districts of Baramulla, Kupwara, and Bandipora get stuck for long hours at Shaltang chowk Srinagar.
During morning and evening hours, long queues of stranded buses, cabs, auto rickshaws, and private vehicles are seen at the Chowk.
Due to the traffic snarls, passengers, students, business persons, lose many hours in reaching their destinations.
“There is always less deployment of traffic police at Shaltang chowk. Who can streamline these traffic snarls,” passengers said.
One local passenger Mohammad Amin said he is fed with up the traffic snarls at Shalteng Chowk as he is a frequent traveller on the highway.
A woman Fareeda Begum complained that she has suffering from acute chest disease and has to wait for long hours from the traffic to move at Shalteng Chowk.
“Today I missed my medical follow-ups due to these traffic snarls,” Begum said.
SSP traffic Srinagar, Tahir Geelani told Rising Kashmir, blamed the construction of a drainage system at Shaltang Chowk as the main cause of massive traffic.
“Traffic jam at Shaltang Chowk also happens due to military convoys,” he added.