Over 100 demolitions conducted in fortnight: SMC

Srinagar: Acting on a number of complaints against violators Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has carried out over 100 demolitions for the last fifteen days in various areas across the city.
The areas where these illegal constructions were demolished include Hamdania colony Bemina, Hyderpora, Sanatnagar, Rawalpora, Soura, Lal Bazaar, Zakura, Khanyar, Batamaloo, Chanpora, Padshahi Bagh and Mehjoor Nagar.
The SMC officials have also stopped the work on all those structures at a very initial stage which had deviations in sanctioned building plans and the structures coming up without permission.
The unauthorised constructions were both commercial and residential in nature.
The demolition drive is being carried out strictly as per the directions of Commissioner SMC, Gazanfar Ali after he had directed the enforcement wing to act promptly in getting the illegal structures demolished on spot where ever found.
He said that the SMC shall continue the demolition drives with regard to unauthorized construction and will also ensure that no illegal construction comes up in the city.
The Commissioner appealed to the citizens of Srinagar city who aim to construct residential or commercial establishments to apply for proper building permissions from Competent Authority and desist from taking law and order in their hands.
He further reiterated that people should also desist from resorting to any violations in sanctioned building permissions as well and do away with any sort of illegal construction.

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