Monday, 16 April 2012


On an average, there are around 200 deaths every year in Jammu district alone. This is quite high, considering a small city like jammu, which has road length of 704.22 kilometres only and total number of vehicles in Jammu District are only 4,75,613 till February 2012.

Traffic density is quite high at 574 vehicles per kilometre and what makes it worst is absence of Traffic Lights, no rules or proper place for parking and narrow roads which have not been widened in last 2 decades.

There have been 800 deaths in almost 6000 road accidents in last 4 years. Jammu has witnessed nearly 18% increase in the vehicular population since 1982 and that too without any improvement in road conditions.

About 3000 new vehicles are hitting the road in the district every month and with already such high density of vehicles, Jammu has entered TRAFFIC DANGER ZONE.

SSP(Traffic) Manmohan Singh says that only 288 Cops are regulating traffic in Jammu district and Traffic Police is facing shortage of nearly 50% manpower. He laid stress on a multi-pronged strategy to decongest the roads in the district.

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