HC Seeks Status Of Online Construction Permission In Pahalgam 


SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has sought a report regarding on-line applications of building permission as and the processing of the same in Pahalgam, the world famous tourist report in South Kashmir.

Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of Chief Justice Gital Mittal and Justice Rashid Ali Dar, the court also sought a report regarding finalization of the Model Solid Waste Management Bye-laws for Pahalgam within three weeks.

As soon as the hearing of the case came up before the division bench, a report was submitted by the Court Commissioner appointed on 10 April this year.

The court ordered that copies be furnished to the counsel for the parties in the matter and for their say.

“We have not received a report regarding status of receipt of on-line applications of building permission as well as the processing from the respondents,” the court observed and asked M A Chashoo, Additional

Advocate General to ensure that the latest report was filed before the before the next of hearing on September 2.

 “We have also not received any report regarding finalization of the Model Solid Waste Management Bye-laws. Report in this regard shall be positively filed within three weeks from today,” the court said.

The court has already directed officials to ensure that enforcement of SWM (Solid waste management) system is in place in the state.  

It has also made it clear that in so far as the permissible area was concerned, any construction would also be permitted but only in terms of the master plan and that too by the BOCA. “Therefore there is no need to file application before this court. The applications be filed before the BOCA.”


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