Press Release on 21st Jan. 2017
To make the Jammu City congestion free and for smooth vehicular movement, Sh. R.S. Jamwal (KAS), Joint Commissioner (A), Jammu Municipal Corporation and Sh. Arun Manhas (KAS), Additional Deputy Commissioner, Jammu conducted an extensive tour of the areas viz. Parade, Moti Bazar, Purani Mandi, Raj Tilak Road, Super Bazar, City Chowk, Raghunath Bazar, Hari Market, Upper Gumat etc. and interacted with different shopkeepers associations as well as with the residents of the above said areas. During the tour, the shopkeepers were appealed to keep their belongings inside their establishments, as this is the main cause of hindrance in free flowing of vehicular movement and always lead to traffic jams in City. Since these areas are central market places and thousands of people usually visits for shopping purposes so there is huge rush of public on daily basis.
During the tour Sh. Vinod Kumar (IPS), Supdt. of Police (North), Sh. Vivek Shekhar, SDPO City, Sh. Tajinder Singh, Dy. S.P. (Traffic) alongwith their subordinate staff also accompanied. They have also appealed the different market associations as well as general public not to their park their vehicles on roads to avoid traffic congestions and inconvenience to the general public as well. They assured the public that they will make a traffic movement plan of these markets and some areas will be declared as no Parking Zones and some roads will also be designated as One Way Traffic.
They once again appealed the shopkeepers to keep their goods inside their establishments and do not cover drains/pathways which is a main cause of choking of drains resulting into insanitary conditions and causing inconvenience to the residents of the areas which they are complaining time and again. Keeping in view the various complaints pouring in the office and after assessing ground reality during the tour, the Joint Commissioner (A), JMC Sh. R.S. Jamwal (KAS) appealed the general public present on the occasion to extend their full cooperate to JMC in keeping the city neat and clean and avoid any encroachment on footpaths/drains etc. All the Presidents of different associations of these markets assured that they will extend their full cooperation to JMC in this endeavor to mitigate the sufferings of the common masses residing in these vicinities. He further warn that the shopkeepers of these areas, if they fail to remove the encroachments made by them in that case action under J&K Municipal Corporation, Act shall be taken against the defaulter.
Among others Enforcement Staff and Sanitation Staff of JMC were also accompanied during the tour.