Entry points need facelift in Jammu

It is true that Jammu is developing, but the pace of development needs to be accelerated, especially on entry points, which are craving for serious facelift, besides other important renovation work.
Kunjwani Chowk, a gate way to Jammu city, in the recent past has turned into a bus bay, wherein huge influx of passengers could be seen waiting for buses for in and outside the state, but the chowk is lacking proper infrastructure, despite the fact that huge number of passengers board buses from this point.
First of all passenger shed is a basic requirement for passengers waiting here at Chowk. The passengers waiting for long route buses like Pathankot, Amritsar, Delhi and Jalandhar among others have been seen confronting problems during summer and monsoon season. At times to escape these climate changes, many passengers miss their busses.
The same problem is being faced by local passengers waiting for Matador to Sainik Colony, Bishnah, Bari Brahamana and Jammu City.
The other basic problem confronted by the people at this point is lack of drinking water facility. The water pumps are too far away from the site where passengers often wait, thus defeating the very purpose it is meant for. The worst affected are daily commuters particularly employees of public or private sector and students. There is only one police check post near shrine of Peer Baba meant for Amarnath pilgrims. But this police post remain inactive after completion of Amarnath Yatra.
The chowk is also prone to security risk particularly during night time as
anti social elements can rob or loot the passengers waiting here.
There is urgent need to establish permanent police post to control the vehicles. Kunjwani Chowk has not been given as much importance as it deserve. It is also bypass of Jammu Srinagar route as vehicles coming from outside state bound to Katra and Srinagar pass through here directly to Nagrota bypassing crowded Jammu city.
It has been observed that trucks and heavy vehicles bound to Kashmir often halt their vehicles particularly during night from Kunjwani Chowk to Greater Kailash Chowk making road more congested and causing inconvenience to the people plying vehicles on this fourth lane. The police men manning at Check Post of Kunjwani hardly take notice of this menace of driving under the influence of liquor and do not take any action against defaulters.
The police should, first of all, should not allow these drivers of trucks and heavy vehicles to halt their vehicles on the side of road, having residential area on side of the road. The police should ask these drivers to halt their vehicles out of the city so that great inconveniences to the public are avoided.
The police should conduct night patrolling at this Chowk as any anti social or anti national elements can strike here being vulnerable to security threat.

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