SMC To CRPF: Remove Hurdles From City

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SRINAGAR: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) is all set to launch a ‘vigorous anti encroachment drive’ in Srinagar city. The SMC is serious this time can be gauged by the fact that it  has shot a letter to the CRPF asking the force to remove concertina wires laid around their bunkers in the city areas in order to facilitate a free pedestrian movement.

In its letter, to the Inspector General of CRPF Jammu and Kashmir, Dr Shafqat Khan, health officer of SMC has said that besides being a serious public health hazard as it is reported that same is causing injuries to women and children and the elderly, the concertina wire is also becoming a reason of defacement of many important and vital areas in the heart of Srinagar City.

“SMC has launched massive anti encroachment drive in order to clear all encroachments in the Srinagar City and during the said drive it has been found that at many places the concertina wire is causing obstruction and hindering free pedestrian movement. The concertina wire has also become a serious public health hazard as it is reported that same is causing injuries to women and children and the elderly,” the letter shot by SMC reads.   

Dr Khan has said that the concertina wire is also becoming a reason of defacement of many important and vital areas in the heart of Srinagar City. “It is therefore requested that in the interest of general public and in view of the inconvenience and a public health concern, kindly issue immediate instructions to your field staff to remove the extra quantity of concertina wire from all the prominent places of the city and in future adopt a more humane and rational use of this concertina wire,” the SMC letter reads.

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