Srinagar sees spurt in registration of new vehicles in last 4 years

<strong>Srinagar sees spurt in registration of new vehicles in last 4 years</strong>

Jehangir Sofi

Srinagar, Jan 24 : The last four years have witnessed significant increase in registration of new vehicles in Srinagar, causing more burden on roads. 

The number of LMV vehicles registered in the last four financial years has risen to 30,204, while the number of two-wheelers registered is 43,202.

Official data of Kashmir’s Regional Transport Office in Srinagar accessed by news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said Srinagar registered 30,204 Light Motor Vehicles (LMV).

Beginning 2018-19, the vehicles registered were 8414 followed by 7333 vehicles in 2019-2020, 6820 in 2000-21 and 7637 vehicles in 2021-22.

Quoting official data, a senior official at the RTO said that Srinagar has also registered 43,202 two-wheelers during the last four financial years. Of them, the highest number of two-wheelers 12061 were registered in 2019-19 followed by 11372 in 2019-19. The subsequent two years registered 9499 and 10270 two-wheelers.

According to the traffic and transportation plan proposed for district Srinagar by the J&K government in one of its final comprehensive mobility plan (CMP) reports for Srinagar the registered vehicles in Srinagar have increased significantly over the years.

The number of vehicle registration per year has considerably increased from 0.17 Lakh in 2011 to 0.24 Lakh in 2018. This high density and rapid growth of vehicles have worsened the transport situation to a significant extent.

The share of two-wheelers is highest at about 52% followed by 40% share of cars and jeeps. This high density and rapid growth of vehicles have worsened the transport situation to a significant extent. The increase in private modes demands more road space and has resulted in dense concentration of traffic on roads.

The official stated that with the availability and ease of financing facilities for the purchase of any vehicle, they project the increase in the number of registration of vehicles not only in Srinagar but in other parts of the valley—(KNO)

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