LAWDA takes action against ‘illegal structures’

The Enforcement wing of the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) demolished several illegal structures along the Habak, Nishat, Mirza Bagh Nigeen, Mugal Mohalla Lalbazar and a structure at SKICC which were raised illegally, a spokesman of LAWDA said.

During demolitions one of the demolition squad member Fayaz Ahmad Wani got injured.

The enforcement Officer of LAWDA Imran Ahmad Nowshari said that the demolition drive will continue with full vigour to remove all the illegal structures that have come up along the non-permissible zone in the catchment area of Dal Lake.

He said the encroachments are being removed in pursuance to the directions of the High Court, which has called for removal of all the illegal structures from the area.

Enforcement officer said legal action was also initiated against the owners of houses and other structures which have come up in violation of the Master Plan in and around the Lake.

Meanwhile, the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority warned people against raising illegal structures in and around the Dal and Nigeen lakes in the city.

Despite repeated warnings, several greedy and vested interests are frequently trying to raise illegal constructions around the Dal and Nigeen lakes.

“They should desist from raising such constructions and cooperate with the department or face action,” the officer warned.

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