Jammu Tawi, November 22
A joint delegation of the Dogra Sadar Sabha (DSS) and the All Jammu Civil Society Forum (AJCSF) called upon the J&K State assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta led by President DSS Th. Gulchain Singh Charak to project a great hardship being faced by the local population, tourists, traders and daily commuters of Jammu region due to the unnecessary road block created by barriers in front of the winter secretariat during winter months. Besides the delegation the meeting was attended by the concerned security and police officers of the government. Madam,
The delegation projected that a important and vital road from Shalimar-to-Dogra hall is closed by the authorities which virtually divides the important segments of Jammu city, and causes great hardships to the general public, tourists and daily commuters.
The road in front of the secretariat is the main artery road running through heart of town and needs widening from Indira Chowk to the Raj Bhawan. Once closed for six long months, all its traffic gets diverted to the crowded Parade-ground area resulting in persistent traffic jams, accidents and adding to pollution.
The speaker gave a very patient hearing and considered each points projected by the members. He was positive and receptive. None of the security/ police officer presented any difficulty in removal of this barrier during the meeting. The speaker was kind to assure that to start with as an immediate relief the pedestrian commuters may be allowed to walk to and fro on the walk path across the road.
The delegation comprised of Gulchain Singh Charak, Abdul Majid- President Muslim Federation Jammu, G A Khawaja -D.C (Retd.), Amanat Ali Shah- President Anjuman-e- Imamia, Jammu, S. Peter- President Christian Dalit Society Jammu, Col. Virender Kumar Sahi -Vr. Chakra- Journalist, Mohd. Aslam Qureshi- DC ( Retd.) and others.