Market in Pulwama
Market in Pulwama (File Photo)

SRINAGAR — The non-availability of public transport in evening hours has caused immense hardships to the people in several areas of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

Hundreds of commuters, mostly office-goers and students, could be seen stranded at the Sumo stands and on the side of the roads in main town Pulwama and other areas during evening hours.

Locals told the news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the people from different villages including Litter, Rajpora, Shadimarg, Keller, Tahab, Chandgam, Lassipora, Koil, Awantipora and other areas are facing immense problems due to the lack of public transport service in the evening hours for the last one month in the district.

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They said that they have been arriving home late for the last one month due to unavailability of transport. “Public transport disappears here after 4:30 PM, causing trouble for the people. The administration must look into this issue,” Sheeraz Ahmad said.

After 5 PM, people hardly get any passenger vehicle to reach home, he said. “I request Deputy Commissioner Pulwama to please look into this matter as people are suffering on a regular basis in this bone-chilling cold,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the commuters appealed to the higher authorities to look into the matter so that they could heave a sigh of relief. However, an official from the district administration assured that he will look into the matter.

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