Curbs eased in most J&K Valley areas, vehicles ply
Srinagar, Sept. 11: Restrictions were lifted from most parts of Kashmir on Wednesday and some areas in Srinagar city witnessed an increased presence of private transport leading to traffic jams but schools remained closed and public transport was off the roads, officials said.
The city witnessed increased movement of private vehicles on Wednesday leading to traffic jams at several places on the Karan Nagar-Batamaloo-Lal Chowk-Dalgate axis, the officials said. They said few auto rickshaws and inter-district cabs were also seen plying in some areas of the city.
The officials said restrictions have been lifted from most areas of the valley, but security forces continued to be deployed to maintain law and order.
The restrictions were reimposed in parts of the Valley on Tuesday to prevent any procession in the city and elsewhere in the Valley on the 10th day of Muharram. The curbs on the movement of people in some parts of the valley are imposed every year on the eight and the 10th day of Muharram to prevent any processions.
The restrictions were lifted in phases from many parts of the Valley as the situation improved with passage of time.