Baramulla: An anti-encroachment drive was launched in Uri border town area of Baramulla on Thursday.
During the drive, various shops and structures were demolished by the demolition squad assisted by police under the supervision of SDM Uri Dr D Sagar.
The demolition drive started the drive in from Gingal to Paranpeela area where people had resisted the widening of the road.
Talking to Kashmir Reader SDM Uri Dr D Sagar said that people had illegally constructed illegal structures on the stretch, besides army had set up a camp on the encroached land.
“We have also asked the army to demolish their walls from roadside so that road widening is done according to govt guidelines,” he said.
Officials said that widening of Mughal road was already started from many years and said that it was the important road before 1947
The government had already started widening of Mughal road which is on the other side of river Jehlum.
People in past were using this road to go to Pakistan, however, after 1947 the Indian government constructed another road now known as Srinagar -Muzaffarabad road and neglected the Mughal road.