LAWDA Warns Violators, Demolishes Illegal Structures

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 upper Brane , Puhloo, Shoori Mohalla Gagrib­al, Saidakadal and Manzgam Braine in which a concrete block, plinth, four tin shops and one room of 2nd storey were demolished by the demo­lition team which were raised illegally by some miscreants in clear violation of High Court directions. During the demoli­tion there was resistance from the locals of the areas at cer­tain places especially in the area of Saida Kadal but demoli­tion squad continued with the demolition and the illegally raised structures were raised to the ground. In a statement to Valley Media Service, the Enforcement Officer said that people residing in the LAWDA jurisdiction are directed to not undertake any sort of ille­gal constructions and Tipper / 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. Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA), requested general public not to undertake any construction in the territo­rial jurisdiction of the LAWDA without seeking permission from the competent authority.

“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 deal with strictly under the law,” “Illegal constructions, if undertaken, will be demolished by the au­thority,” he added.

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