SRINAGAR: The Government has declared the area falling on both sides of the Srinagar-Jammu Highway from Kadalbal, Pampore to Merzapora, Awantipora as No-Construction Zone.
A notification issued by District Development Commissioner Pulwama said that it has become “mperative 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.”
The notification said that anybody found violating the instructions shall be dealt 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.