Travel Agents Association of Kashmir (TAAK) has flayed local administration especially traffic police for their failure to maintain proper traffic arrangements on boulevard and around Mughal gardens.
In a statement, President of TAAK Peerzada Faiyaz Ahmed said the world famous Mughal gardens face worst criticism from the tourists thus giving a bad name to the tourism of the state.
“Visiting Cheshmashahi, Nishat and Shalimar has become so painful that it takes full day to have a half day’s trip. There are no or very less parking areas demarcated around these gardens. These gardens and the parks around the Boulevard being the nearest areas for picnic and the locals throng for pastime and place their cars along the roadside creating heavy traffic Jams for the commuters.”
He said though Nishat garden has an earmarked parking area, the cars are deliberately allowed to be parked on the roadside for petty means hampering the normal vehicle movement.
“Shalimar Garden is the worst scene to watch in absence of a parking area,” said the statement.
He further said Boulevard often witnesses heavy traffic jams due the vehicles parked alongside the road.
“Makai point becomes the worst place where the people avoid parking areas and create discomfort for the Tourists and the commuters.”
Peerzada also urged the government to construct shelter sheds against the rains and scorching sun at various intervals on the Boulevard for the visitors
TAAK President appealed Chief Minister to take note of the problem and issue strict directives so that the tourists and the resident locals do not face difficulty in visiting these picnic spots and enjoy their visit to Kashmir without any problem.