Traffic chaos ‘greets’ tourists in Walled City, Amer Fort
Jaipur: Thousands of tourists visiting Jaipur daily during this season are enthralled by the Pink City’s heritage and culture, but they are not appreciative of the traffic arrangement near the city’s top destinations including Amer Fort and Hawa Mahal. Traffics jams were reported in the Walled City markets throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.
The top city attractions including Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Zoo, Mansagar, Nahargarh and Amer are reporting a record number of tourists. On Saturday, nearly 15,000 tourists visited Amer Fort alone. The second most popular place was Jantar Mantar visited by nearly 9200 people.
While the tourism industry is buoyed by the arrival of tourists, the biggest problem is traffic congestions. Traffic jams are being reported in the Walled City markets and on the roads leading to Amer Fort since morning.
“Instead of managing the traffic, the traffic policemen were busy issuing traffic challans to violators. The road dividers were closed. The situation was completely out of control on Saturday and Sunday,” said Mahendra Singh, a local tourist guide.
A senior traffic department officer said that the bikers and car drivers were not allowed to take a U-turn anywhere on the roads between Sanganeri Gate and Badi Chaupar and between Badi Chaupar and Subhash Chowk.
Number of tourists at Jaipur’s top destinations on Saturday
Amer Fort 14280
Jantar Mantar 9200
Hawa Mahal 7215
Nahargarh Fort 6780
Nahargarh Park 2500
Jaipur Zoo 2200