TAAK calls on SSP Traffic, discusses decongesting city areas for tourist vehicle movement

Assures full support in curbing illegal ferrying of tourists in private cabs

Assures full support in curbing illegal ferrying of tourists in private cabs

Srinagar, Jan 25:(KNS) Travel Agents Association of Kashmir (TAAK) delegation called on SSP Traffic City Muzaffar A Shah and apprised him about the need of decongesting traffic in the city and outskirts for the smooth movement of tourist taxis to city centre Lal Chowk and also to the health resorts.

The delegation was led by its President Farooq A Kuthoo who was accompanied by office bearers and Ex Officios.

During the meeting, the SSP Traffic City sought the cooperation of tour operators in decongesting boulevard by making wrong and illegal parking on the stretch.

Muzaffar Shah also apprised the delegation that many drivers and transporters are running their private vehicles for commercial purposes as tourist cabs.

The SSP Traffic City said traffic police is seeking the help of tour operators and transporters to arrest this illegal way of ferrying tourists for sightseeing in privat cabs.

He further said the illegal car parking on boulevard is also creating lot of hassle for the free movement of commuters.

"We have fined many drivers and seized their vehicles. The tour operators should hire only tourist taxis and not private vehicles which will land into trouble both travel company and the transporter," he said.

On the occasion, TAAK while assuring full support to traffic police, also suggested ways to arrest this illegal way of ferrying tourists.

In this regard, TAAK also propsed a meeting of tour operators and tourist taxi owners with traffic police to aware the people associated with the trade about the illegal and unfair trade practices.

At the end, TAAK President expressed his gratitude to SSP Traffic in streamlining the traffic in city especially facilitating hassle-free movement of Travellers into city City centre Lal Chowk.(KNS) 

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