Govt declares highway patches ‘No-Construction Zone’

SRINAGAR: The Government has declared the area falling on both sides of the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway from Kadalbal, Pampore to Merzapora, Awantipora as No-Construction Zone.

“It has become imperative and expedient to safeguard the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway and maintain its pristine glory especially on virgin lush-green land. It is accordingly notified that the areas falling on both sides of the highway from Kadalbal, Pampore to Merzapora, Awantipora are No-Construction Zone and are accordingly prohibited for land-filling,” said a notification issued by District Development Commissioner Pulwama.

It said anybody found violating these instructions shall be ealt with strictly under the norms and the constructions raised/land filling done shall be demolished/excavated at the cost of the owners of such constructions/land fills.

The Notification further said that the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has, vide Order No: DivCom/LAS/1566(E)/2827 dated: 17-06-2017 already banned such constructions on both sides of the highway.

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