SRINAGAR: Government is mulling to strictly implement ban on 15-year-old vehicles and the process will be started in a phased manner.
This was stated by Principal Secretary, Transport and Animal & Sheep Husbandry Departments, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today while chairing a meeting of senior officers regarding the formulation of strategy for the transformative mobility in Jammu and Kashmir.
Samoon directed for strict punishment to violators who do not adhere to the speed limits and follow other rules and regulations.”The implementation of ban on 15-year-old vehicles will be started in a phased manner,” Samoon said, while calling for the institutional strengthening for better enforcement as well as for better public services.
The meeting discussed the ban on roadside parking and steps to prevent business establishments coming up in the residential areas.
Samoon called on exploring the possibility of water transport system in the state to ease traffic congestion on roads. He said that concrete steps would be taken towards establishing a green transport system in the State.
The meeting was attended by Transport Commissioner Saugat Biswas, Regional Director Pollution Control Board Kashmir Dr. Syed Nadeem Hussain, SP Traffic City Srinagar Tahir Gilani, SP Traffic Rural Kashmir Muzzafar Ahmad Shah, Traffic Advisor Anju Malhotra, Chief Proctor Kashmir University Prof. Naseem Iqbal, Joint Commissioner Works SMC Parvaiz Ahmed, ARTO Srinagar and other concerned officials from various departments. Transport officials from Jammu, Leh and Kargil attended the meeting through video conferencing.