Disappearing public transport in Kashmir Valley

It is winter in Kashmir. Most of the days are cloudy and daylight is restricted to a few hours. So for the few hours when the temperature is not oppressive every soul on the roads is in a rush for the daily chores of domestic life and to reach their places of work on time.

As the days get shorter, it becomes difficult to catch public transport in the evening hours. The general public is always seen on the streets waiting for buses or sumo but they get disappointed when they don’t see any public transport. Ladies are seen standing on roads waiting for public transport. They often get scared of eve-teasing. No one tries to help them out.

The employees and students who have to work late hours are mostly affected by the non -availability of transport. People from Ganderbal, Budgam, and Baramulla often complain about the non -availability of transport which causes immense hardships to them.

They feel helpless in this situation. It is unfortunate that the transport system of Kashmir is collapsing at a fast pace. The general public has to wait on the streets because no transport is available during the evening hours. People who belong to Natipora, Lalbazar, and Dargah have to wait for public transport till late evening hours.

Is it not the duty of concerned departments to check people on these routes and help them find transport in the late hours? There is no special bus services for the late workers which is the main reason for all the problems during winter. This happens every winter, and the condition of the transport system during the winter season remains the same.

The people are really disappointed as their needs are not met. The traffic department needs to have some active Flying squad vehicles to ensure that nobody is stranded on the roads of Srinagar and ensure post-evening busses on every route connecting central Srinagar to its southern, Northern, and the Eastern zones.

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