LAWDA Demolishes Several Illegal Construction, Encroachments

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SRINAGAR — Continuing with its demolition drive to remove illegally raised structures, the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) through its Enforcement Wing demolished several illegal constructions/structures in various areas of its jurisdiction.

Enforcement Officer of LAWDA said the structures were demolished at Saida Kadal, Saderbal, Doulatabad and Habak. The enforcement wing of LAWDA was also stressed to continue demolition drive against illegal constructions, the statement said. 

The Naka party of the Enforcement Wing headed by Demolition In-charge laid nakas at different spots of Dal jurisdiction in which one tripper ferrying construction material bearing registration No: JK01N – 4779 illegally was intercepted and subsequently an FIR was lodged in the case and the vehicle seized handed over to Police Station Harwan. 

The Enforcement Officer said that people residing in the LAWDA jurisdiction are directed to not undertake any sort of illegal constructions and Tripper / load-carrier owners are asked to not carry any construction material in the prohibited area of Dal/Nageen Lakes without permission.

He said the demolition drive will continue and elements creating hurdles in the process will be dealt under law.

According to the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA), the general public is requested not to undertake any construction in the territorial jurisdiction of the LAWDA without seeking permission from the competent authority, an official statement said.

“It is also impressed that no construction activity within 200 meters from the lake, the green belt should come up and the violators shall be dealt with strictly under the law,” the statement reads.
“Illegal constructions, if undertaken, will be demolished by the authority.” 

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