SMC, LAWDA conduct anti-encroachment drive

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SRINAGAR: Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Thursday conducted massive anti-encroachment drive at various locations in the city including at Hari Singh High Street, Naaz Crossing, LD Hospital, Batamaloo among others places.
During the drive, encroachments on footpaths and roadsides were removed and street vendors were warned of strict penal action in case they continue to occupy the place, a spokesperson said.
Pertinently all anti-encroachment and ward officers have been directed to strengthen the removal of encroachments and ensure smooth regulation of pedestrian and vehicular movement across the Srinagar city.
These drives would continue by SMC and the corporation sought public cooperation for making the Srinagar city free from all encroachments.
Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (JKLAWDA) Thursdaykick-started a demolition drive as part of its efforts to preserve the world-famous Dal Lake – the star attraction for tourists visiting the summer capital Srinagar.
A massive demolition operation was today carried out in the Shalimar-Kralmohalla and Mirza Bagh-Bagh-i-Roopsing whereas various illegal constructions had come up in the prohibited area.
LAWDA intends to carry out a series of demolition drives in the coming days.
People are advised to desist from carrying out illegal constructions in the area falling in the jurisdiction of LAWDA and demolish their illegal structures on their own to save this prestigious water body for posterity.