Srinagar 2 December (KNB): Commissioner SMC Gazanfar Ali visited various sites where constructional activities were taking place in order to cross check the status of constructions going on as per the permissions issued.
A statement issued to Kashmir News Bureau said that while visiting Umarabad, HMT, Bemina, Badsha Nagar, Moominabad, Commissioner SMC on finding certain constructions getting deviated from the sanctioned building plans gave on spot directions for sealing of such structures immediately.
He further passed on instructions to the Enforcement wing to go for demolition drives at all those locations where illegal constructions were found during his visit.
Statement read that Ali takes weekly review from enforcement wing in order to check the status of demolition drives and status of constructions as per the permission.
It stated that He monitors the regular updation and progress on demolition drives on a Communication Group having concerned officials as participants in it to seek immediate response on receiving complaints of illegal constructions.
“The Concerned officials are also being constantly directed to immediately stop work of all those structures at an early stage deviating from sanctioned building plans and act promptly against those structures coming up without permission,” officials stated.
The statement further read, “In continuing with its Anti Polythene drive Srinagar Municipal Corporation confiscated 50kg polythene from shopkeepers and street vendors in Jawahar Nagar , Rajbagh and Gogjibagh area with a recovery of Rs 1000 as fine being imposed on defaulters.”
SMC anti-polythene officer Shakeel Ahmad said that Anti polythene squad confiscated 750 kgs of Polythene and a fine of Rs 12000 has been recovered from the defaulters for the past one month while carrying out drives in different parts of Srinagar city.
Anti Polythene Officer Shakeel Ahmed said, “We have further been directed by the authority to intensify the drive and take action against anyone found selling ,stocking , distribution and transportation of polythene in the city.” (KNB)