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Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) on Wednesday said the traffic chaos in the summer capital is taking toll on business

In a statement, president KTMF, Muhammad Yasin Khan, said “traffic chaos has gripped the summer capital and traffic police was squarely responsible for the mess.”

“It was because of the traffic chaos that the business activities have come to halt in the central business district, mainly between Dalgate and Batamaloo, as also in Downtown and Uptown. On one hand, the traders of Batamaloo have been rendered jobless due to the shifting of the bus stand while in Srinagar, especially the commercial hub of Lal Chowk, the business activities have come to halt due to irking traffic jams,” said Khan who also heads the Kashmir Economic Alliance. 

“The prospective shoppers stay from visiting the city center. It is need of the hour for the government to take remedial measures,: Khan said. 

“It is unfortunate that the traffic police has miserably failed to regulate traffic. The problem is more severe from Polo View to Ghanta Ghar,” said KTMF media head and secretary general of the Regal Chowk Traders Association Farhan Kitab.