Srinagar: In continuation of its drive against the encroachment, Enforcement squad of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) under the supervision of its commissioner, Riyaz Ahmed Wani Wednesday launched an extensive anti encroachment drive in Jahangir Chowk, Hari Singh High Street, Maharaja Bazar, Goni Khan, Lal Ded road, Jawahar Nagar, Dalgate, Batamaloo, Hyderpora, Residency road, Lal Chowk and other areas.
As per the statement, various footpath encroachments and street vendors were cleared off during the drive and the encroacher’s have been warned to vacate from the encroached spaces which causes inconvenience to the pedestrians and hinders traffic movement.
At least three hundred vends/carts/kiosks were seized during the drive.
“We have already started full time vigilance on encroachments particular in busy market areas. A constant patrolling from morning till evenings is being kept on these encroachments to curb down the menace”, said Commissioner SMC Riyaz Ahmed Wani.
The drive shall rigorously continue till all the street vendors and encroachments are removed he further added.
He said their first step towards ending this growing menace is to create awareness and do announcements so that these encroachers disperse off themselves without the interference of enforcement authorities.
“But if these defaulters continue to encroach upon the footpaths and other road side space their goods/ articles shall be seized on spot without serving further notice to them that would be followed by an immediate action against them under law further added Wani,” he added.