This trend shows that the valley cannot afford new vehicles and at least for coming five years, the sale of new vehicles needs to be banned. The position of winter capital Jammu is not different from the Kashmir. Every month thousands of vehicles are added to the present narrow roads, which creates problem for the people. Need is that the proper mechanism be developed to manage the ever increasing transport in the state. To stream line the traffic system encroachments from the roads and earmarking the bus/matador stops are some of the main steps, which needs priority.The state government, time and again,has laid emphasis on long term and short term measures to bring transparency in the transport system to provide relief to the people but practically nothing has been done in this connection. Priority should be given on formulating such policies which can ease the traffic congestion in twin capitals of the state, so that the people can get relief.
To streamline the traffic system in the state, some drastic measures are needed. The functioning of the transport department has remained always in questions. Though the department has taken several steps to ameliorate the difficulties of the people but it is not the solution of traffic mess in the state. The government needs to take to task the black sheep in the department, who have contributed in violating the traffic rules. As per media reports hundreds of traffic accidents took place in the state and most of them occur due to the rash and negligent driving of the matador drivers. Besides, the driving of minors is a cause of worry as most of the motor bike accidents occur due to the rash driving of the minors. One fails to understand that how the parents allow their minor children to drive on the roads. Parents can play an important role in averting such accidents. If the parents approach and apprise their children of the risks involved in driving motor vehicles irresponsibly, the traffic accidents can be reduced drastically. Unless the traffic authorities do not perform their duties honestly and sincerely, the traffic congestion may remain unchanged and the people have to suffer.