LAWDA Demolishes Illegal Structures In City

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Srinagar: The Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) authorities on Friday demolished several illegal structures during a demolition drive in several parts of the city here.

The Enforcement Wing of LAWDA carried out a drive in Baghwanpora, Rainawari, Miskeen bagh and Shalimar during which a single storey, double storey and three-storey illegal constructions were demolished, an official spokesperson said.

He said an anti-encroachment drive was also launched from Nehru Park Ghat to Nishat Ghat where people had raised barbeque shelters, view cutters and open air restaurants.

“These temporary shelters were removed and the items in the shape of tables, chairs, tripals etc were seized by the demolition squad of this wing,” the official spokesperson said.

“Moreover, a spontaneous night naka drive is presently going on against the tippers for ferrying illegal construction material in which several tippers have been seized by this wing and FIR’s stand lodged,” he added.

The spokesperson further said that the illegal building material dumped at a hotel in Boulevard was also seized with the help of Departmental JCB and trippers.

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