LCMA conducts major demolition drive in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: The Enforcement Wing of Lake Conservation & Management Authority (LCMA) today launched a demolition drive in the areas of Baba Demb, Chandpora Harwan, Friends Colony Shalimar and Ishber.
During the drive, one wooden Shed, two single stories with compound walling, one Plinth block, shuttering, compound walling (Block Bricks) and one second storey raised illegally were demolished on the spot.
Moreover, a demolition drive was also conducted in the interior areas of Dal lake viz. Kand Mohalla, Sofi Mohalla and Tinda Mohalla.
During the demolition process, the areas being sensitive in law and order, some miscreants assembled at several places and hurled stones and bricks on the demolition team thereby trying to disrupt the process of demolition. But the demolition team remained on forefront and managed to demolish one wooden shed, one plinth and one house boat platform near Ghat No.2. In this regard, legal action was also initiated against the miscreants.
All the public residing within the LDA jurisdiction and in-lake are hereby once again directed not to go for any sort of illegal constructions / encroachments, as the Enforcement wing will continue with demolition of illegal constructions/ removal of encroachments.
Meanwhile, the Tipper/Load carrier owners are directed not to carry / ferry any construction material in the prohibited areas of Dal/ Nigeen Lake without getting proper permission and in case anybody found shall be dealt with as per law. Also CCTV Cameras have been installed and barricades have been erected in order to curb the transportation of illegal building material.
Moreover, the locals residing in the area of LCMA Jurisdiction are informed to apply for online building permission through LCMA online official portal/website.

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