SRINAGAR The Srinagar administration Friday demolished two under-construction structures on the notified area Khushalsar lake in Tehsil Eidgah of the district.
In another anti-encroachment operation illegal structures were demolished at the posh Peerbagh area of Tehsil Chanpora where 1 kanal of State land was retrieved from illegal encroachment.
Concerned Tehsildars Moin Kakroo and Mubashir Amin spearheaded anti-encroachment operations at these locations.
The administration said anti-encroachment operations will be undertaken in all areas to retrieve all State and common lands encroached in the district adding that involvement in land encroachment will be dealt with firmly as per the law.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary had on Thursday conducted a comprehensive inspection of Khushalsar and Gilsar lakes in Eidgah Tehsil in view of illegal constructions and encroachments of these water bodies.
The visit followed a preliminary inspection report, submitted by a task-force team comprising officers from Revenue, Survey & Land Records, LAWDA, PWD, Soil Conservation and Remote Sensing departments constituted by the DC on May 13, which reveals construction of more than 80 houses and bungalows and over 300 plots and plinths in the shape of an organised housing colony in the Khushalsar lake.
The report has also revealed a large portion of the Gilsar lake encroached and converted into a residential colony with residential buildings.
It is noteworthy that Khushalsar lake is spread over 1372 kanals recorded as waterbody including 531 kanals of State land and 840 kanals of propriety land as waterbody whereas Gilsar is spread over 311 kanals as per the revenue records. The former also has another wetland portion of over 140 kanals as per the revenue records.