Srinagar, March 15: The recently founded Joint Traders Association of the Srinagar City Center here held a series of meetings with the senior officials in the administration, including Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Vijay Kumar Bidhuri to discuss issues faced by the shopkeeper community and the customers, alike.
The delegation of the JTA led by its chairman Farhan Kitab and General Secretary Feroz Ahmed Baba, called on Divisional Commissioner Kashmir at his office for detailed discussions.
Stating that the meeting was fruitful and the official give them patient audience, the JTA spokesman said: “Issues related to ongoing construction work as part of the Smart City, regulation of public transport, evening transport service, issues on taxation and the civic notes were discussed threadbare. Worthy Div Com assured resolve the issues while some decisions including that on transport were taken on the spot and that is appreciable of the worthy official.”
During a separate meeting with the Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Athar Aamir Khan, the traders raised the issues on civic facilities in particular whereas the official assured that the ongoing construction would get finishing touches soon brining relief for the business hub.
Another meeting was held with SSP traffic Muzaffer shah traders raised the issue of diversions,parking and discussed bus routes.
At another meeting with the VC-Srinagar Development Authority, Haris Handoo, the traders raised issues of parking and public washrooms at Abi Guzar in particular.
The Joint Traders Association comprises of representatives of following Thirteen Trade Body Associations from Poloview to Amira Kadal – 1) Poloview Traders Association. 2) Fairdeal Shopping Complex Traders Association. 3) Residency Road the Bund Businessman Association. 4) Lambert Lane Traders Association. 5) Regal Chowk Traders Association. 6) Regal Lane Traders Association. 7) Residency Road Traders Association. 8) Central Market Abi Guzar Traders Association. 9) Lala Rukh Association 10)Traders Association CENTRAL Lal Chowk. 11) Aftab Market Lalchowk Traders Association AND 12) Court Road Lal Chowk Traders Association. 13) Danjibhoy Market Association.
Others who attended the meetings include: Shiraz Ahmad Mir (Treasurer). 4. Mr. Zaffar Nazir (Coordinator). 5. Mr. Bilal Ahmad Dar (Media/ Spokesperson) The executive body was also framed.the executive body includes 1.Mr Mohd Naseem (Poloview traders Association) 2.Mr J A Zahid (lambert lane) 3.Mr Imtiaz Ahmed Khan ( Residency Road) 4.Mr Farooq Ahmed Kawa (Fairdeal complex) 5.Mr Sheikh Tariq ( Lal chowk Court Road) 6.Mr Muzaffar Jan Wani ( Central Market Abi Guzar) 7.Mr Bashir Ahmed ( lalarukh Market 8.Mr Showkat Ahmad Bhat (Regal Lane) 9.Mr Zahoor Ahmad Shah (Aftab Market).