November 2016 News

Day130: Public, Private Transport Picks In City, Peripheries

15 November 2016
Kashmir Life

Srinagar: Public and private transport has considerably picked up in the city today since the unrest began in Kashmir. The Class 10 annual board examinations started on Tuesday, while those of Class 12 began on Monday, marking the first major educational activity in the Valley. The 'resistance leadership' including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have been issuing weekly programme of protests. Reports said that many passenger vehicles, including buses, are plying on the city roads today. 'Apart from the buses, there is an increase in the number of cabs and auto-rickshaws plying in the summer capital.' The increased movement of transport is giving an impression of normalcy in the city, with the authorities deploying more traffic police personnel to man the roads in the city which is witnessing traffic snarls at a few places. Reports said the inter-district transport has also significantly improved. However, some other facets of life remained affected. Shops were seen open in several areas in the civil lines and peripheries of the city. Vendors have put up their stalls along TRC Chowk - Batamaloo axis. The life in Kashmir went to standstill after the killing of Hizb commander Burhan Wani on July 8 2016. Since then more than 95 people have been killed and several thousand others injured in the on-going uprising in the Valley.