Addressing a seminar on traffic management at Srinagar today , Member Parliament, Mehbooba Mufti said the uncontrolled growth in vehicular population was leading to traffic congestion on roads, besides increasing environmental pollution. She stressed the need for developing infrastructure and managing the existing traffic scenario by employing technological advancements. She said cooperation from all stakeholders on the subject is imperative to bring improvement in traffic management.
Ms Mehbooba appreciated ISLA for organizing such seminars aimed at improving traffic management in the State.
Minister for Youth Services & Sports, Mr Imran Raza Ansari said effective traffic management is need of the hour to overcome the problems of frequent traffic snarls. He said there is huge scope of improvement in traffic management through introduction of more advanced technology and stricter enforcement of traffic regulations. Minister for Transport, Mr A G Kohli said the State government has been addressing the problem by taking various initiatives on several fronts. Enforcement of traffic regulation and introduction of latest technologies, besides improvement in infrastructure have brought dividends, he said.The Minister said controlling road user behaviour by preventive, persuasive and punitive methods is necessary to ensure safe and efficient movement of traffic on the roads.