Sopore : With hundreds of vehicles transporting over thousands of children to and from school every morning and evening, areas around schools in north Kashmir’s Sopore town has become a traffic nightmare.
According to the reports, the extreme congestion sparked off by the inflow and outflow of school vehicles unleashes virtual gridlocks on many roads including main Sopore-Kupwara highway near Bus stand and Sopore-Bandipora road near main chowk of the town.
People while complaining said, it’s headache as we are supposed to witness the minutes/hours long traffic jams on daily basic, Not only Pedestrians but the worst sufferers are school-going children and employees as they often get late to their destinations.
“Several schools in the town are with crowds at the gates, it often hampers the flow of regular traffic, especially on busy roads. The result, unmanned traffic, time waste and traffic jams”, locals said.
“The solution is to Ease traffic congestion around schools during opening and closing hours”, they added.
Meanwhile locals of the town have appealed the authorities to intervene into the matter at an earliest and ensure hassle-free traffic movement.