Nallah Amir Khan encroachments: DC directs verification proceedings

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SRINAGAR: Taking note of complaints of encroachments and illegal structures in and around Nallah Amir Khan Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Wednesday issued immediate instructions to Revenue officers to “initiate verification proceedings and submit its findings”.
An official statement issued here said that in response to appeals from the locals, Shah visited the Nallah Amir Khan water channel and took stock of its condition.
The DC expressed strong concern at the declined state of the stream and called on the LAWDA to take immediate remedial steps for its restoration.
He also instructed for ensuring that waste removed from the Dal does not get dumped into the stream and stressed on better coordination between the LAWDA and the SMC in this regard.
Speaking to the locals on the occasion, he also appealed them not to dump household waste on the embankments along the channel. He said water bodies are vital treasures and that all collective and individual efforts must be made for their preservation.
Senior officers from Lakes & Waterways Development Authority, Srinagar Municipal Corporation and Revenue Department accompanied the DC on the occasion.