SMC Removes Traffic Booths


SRINAGAR — A team of officials of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Friday removed the traffic police booths which had been set up “unauthorisedly.”

Deputy Mayor along with senior officers of SMC and some Corporators visited various areas of the city to remove traffic police booths set up at various places across the city.

An anti-encroachment drive with the help of enforcement squad was conducted to remove the traffic police booths erected on footpaths at Rajbagh, M.A Road and Batamaloo.

Deputy Mayor, Shiekh Imran, said that the footpaths “are full of encroachments and our public is suffering due to this and is put to a lot of inconveniences.”

 “I want to send a clear message to all the departments and traders that any encroachment on footpaths will be dealt with as per law,” said Imran.

Meanwhile, Deputy Mayor also inquired about the health of 19-month-old pellet victim Hiba Nisar who had undergone a surgery at SMHS hospital.  

Imran also interacted with her parents who said that they don’t “want any compensation or financial aid except for the best possible treatment for our child.”

He further requested doctors to do render best “possible treatment to the child and has assured all the required assistance from his end.”

Illegal Structure Demolished

Srinagar district administration Friday demolished an illegal structure which was constructed on a patch of state land here at Pantha Chowk on the National Highway.

The team involved in the demolition comprised officials from the Revenue and R&B departments. They were assisted by officials from the Police.

An FIR under number 89/18 dated 14 December 2018 was also registered at Police Station Pantha Chowk against the violator under section 447A of RPC in the matter.

The SHO has been authorised to keep “close watch over the land in question and lodge the violators in jail in case of any further violations in the case.”

 “The administration has warned the general public against such violations and said that illegal encroachments on the State land anywhere in the district will be dealt sternly under relevant sections of the law,” said an official.


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