Tue. Oct 22nd, 2019

Fine-tune, polish SOP for movement of security forces convoys: Tarigami

Srinagar: Alleging that restrictions on movement of private vehicles during the movement of security forces convoys on national highway is giving tough time to the commuters, senior CPI(M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami urged authorities to fine-tune and polish the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of convoy movement.
“The commuters who travel towards their respective workplaces have to wait for a long duration till the convoy passes the area,” Mr Tarigami said.
He said patients, who have to reach to the hospitals for treatment are the worst suffers, while students, office goers and businessmen too have to bear the brunt of traffic restrictions.
“The security concerns are to be taken into consideration, but at the same time it should not be problematic for common people. Ambulances and vehicles carrying patients must be given free passage even during the movement of convoys. A patient can’t wait for half-an-hour as in some cases it can prove disastrous,” he alleged.
Similarly, he said the convoy movement timings must be devised so as there is no inconvenience to general public. “There is a need to fine-tune and polishing the SOP for the movement of security forces convoys so as there is no clash with the movement of civilian traffic. The timing of the security forces’ convoy could be fixed such that it is different than the timing when highways and other roads witness peak civilian traffic movement,” he said.

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