Chairman Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali inaugurated the office of Deputy SP Traffic Kargil, Leh districts here today. Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor Kargil, Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan and Senior Superintendent of Police Kargil, TseringGyalpo besides other district officers were also present on the occasion.The newly inaugurated office is functioning inside the office of the Manager District Industries Center, Kargil and has been started following the rise in number of vehicles besides to facilitate the regulation of traffic on NH 1D from Zero Point Zojila Pass up to Sarchu near Himachal Pradesh border in Leh especially during the winter months. The new traffic office shall be manned by Deputy SP Traffic and two District Traffic Inspectors— one each at Kargil and Leh along with supporting staff.Meanwhile, the people have appreciated this move of the Government and have expressed hope that the step will go a long way in facilitating the smooth regulation of traffic in the twin districts.
Later, the Chairman also visited Zojila Pass on the NH 1D to take stock of the snow clearance work and traffic movement between Srinagar and Kargil districts. He personally monitored the movement of light and heavy vehicles from Srinagar to Kargil. The Chairman while inquiring about the road improvement work post fresh snowfall stressed upon the officers of Vijayak, BRO, traffic police Kargil-Leh and Sonamarg to take all possible measures to ensure the smooth and uninterrupted movement of vehicles over the Zojila Pass and adjoining stretch so that the passengers do not face any inconvenience.Enroute to Zojila, the Chairman visited Shimsha and Thasgam area and took first and appraisal of public grievances and demands. The deputationists projected several demands that included construction of link road from NH 1D to Chumik Grong Shimsha, repair of water supply scheme and construction of snow check dam in the area, inclusion of Thasgam as a separate block, up gradation of high school to higher secondary school, provision of distance scholarship in favour of the students besides other related demands.Responding to the demands, the Chairman assured the delegations that all of their genuine demands would be considered on priority and steps for its redressal would be taken soon.