Mayor appeals shopkeepers to do away with illegal occupancy

Mayor appeals shopkeepers to do away with illegal occupancy
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Conducts city tour, visits SMHS, LD Hospital

SRINAGAR: SMC Mayor, Junaid Azim Mattu on Saturday directed SMC to conduct an extensive monthly sanitation drive in all the hospitals of the city.
While touring different areas of the city to take stock of sanitation and anti-encroachment drives, Mattu also visited SMHS hospital and Lal Ded Hospital here on Saturday.
At SMHS Hospital Mattu visited all the wards including Emergency ward and Casualty to inspect hygiene and other sanitation measures that are being taken up.
He also took stock of a block which is under construction of new upcoming wards.
Mattu accompanied by Commissioner SMC, Peerzada Haffizullah Shah, Joint Commissioner Admnistration, Abdul Majeed Raina, executive engineers and other municipal officers also visited LD hospital, an official handout read.
“The drive has to involve men and machinery at large so that all the hospitals including the wards and the entire premises within the jurisdiction of SMC undergoe a complete sanitation drive every month,” said Mattu. The hospitals also need to be well fumigated, he suggested.
On decongestion of city, Mattu while visiting Hari Singh High Street instructed SMC officials to work in coordination with traffic department in order to enforce strict parking regulations.
He also directed for immediately clearing the trouble spots and foot paths from encroachments for pedestrian convenience and smooth traffic regulation.
Mattu said that a permanent solution needed to be brought in for rehabilitation of street vendors.
He appealed shopkeepers to “do away with the illegal occupancy” of roadsides and footpaths which impede commuting and smooth traffic flow, the handout added.