Govt bans uncovered ferrying of building material

SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan has banned uncovered transportation of building material in vehicles.
In an official statement issued Friday, it was observed that the building material in the shape of sand, bricks, bajri, clay, dust, cement etc. is being transported uncovered which leads to the flying off, of the dust of the material particles causing air pollution and other environmental issues, besides also polluting water bodies in the process.
Accordingly, in order to overcome this menace, Divisional Commissioner enjoined upon all the stake holders to ensure that the material is covered properly with tarpaulins during transportation to different locations.
He said violators of the order shall be impounded by the Police and dealt as per the relevant law.