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The Government has directed Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to complete the installation of the second stage of Intelligent Traffic System Lights (ITSL) in the city before June this year.

According to the government officials, SMC was directed that before going for installation of lights, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Traffic city should be taken on board.

“SMC has completed first phase 33 intelligent system lights have been installed in the city and besides contract for phase II has already is under process. The project would be completed in June,” the official said.

In a meeting last week, Divisional Commissioner Baseer Khan directed SMC to complete the ITSL project before June this year.

“The chair also directed that SSP traffic Srinagar shall be taken on board before installing these lights and project should be completed in a time bound manner,” the official said.

The ITLS shall be made operational as per the advice of the traffic department. SSP traffic was also directed to form a proposal for additional requirement of signage in city roads within 2-3 days.

“SMC should ensure that no honking near the hospitals, schools and VIP residences in city,” the official said.

SMC Mayor, Junaid Azim Mattu told Rising Kashmir that they have completed 21 junctions under phase I of the project. “Among them 14 are functional and 7 having some issues which will be resolved in a few days,” he said.

Mattu said they have advertised Phase II of ITLS project and tender was released to outside company ‘Envoys Electronics Private Limited’ last month,” he said.
He said the company has to complete 33 junctions and till now they have completed survey on 26 junctions.

The administration also directed SMC to cover all manholes in the city within 5 days and otherwise the concerned ward officer would be suspended.

“The State Road Transport Corporation (SRTC) to push more buses for continuation circulation from Batamaloo to Dalgate after every 5-10 minutes,” the official said.

The chair also directed that male travelers shall be informed through radio or FM stations not to board the buses earmarked for the women travelers.

In the meeting, Srinagar Development Authority (SDA), SMC was directed to remove the encroachments from the bus stops in city. They authority should also submit weekly updates to the Divisional Commissioner’s office.