Tuesday, January 19, 2016

OF TONGAS , BICYCLES AND HAPPY PEOPLE ...A SCENE OF AMIRAKADAL AREA OF SRINAGAR 1965


                                                                                 

                                                                                   


AMIRAKADAL SRINAGAR 1965..

I was once told by an Ex Senior State Govt Transport official that in 1947, apart from cars owned by Maharaja , there were just 31 Cars in private hands in entire J&K State as it used to exist at that point of time.I have no source to verify the authenticity of this statement . May be true .But from scores of old photographs that I happen to see day in and day out, I find Tongas and later Bicycles being the only mode of Transport in entire kashmir valley. We know about Tongas going to Anannatnaag and Baramulla from srinagar city apart from being the major source of public Transport in srinagar city till 1960. In this photo you can see  MASHQUI throwing water on roads  from a  leather bag hung on his shoulders . People walking carefree on roads .

 At top, a   summer season photograph of Amirakadal  area clicked in 1965 has been uploaded   . In the second photograph , You can see Tonga and Bicycles only.  In olden days,Tonga and Bicycle were the only mode of public  transport  in kashmir .

( Autar Mota )


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