Parties lure independents in bid for Mayor’s post

Parties lure independents in bid for Mayor’s post

Srinagar: A no-holds-barred contest for the Srinagar Mayor post has begun, with Independents being the prime catch. Some of them have been offered money as well, or so they say. Independent candidates who talked to Kashmir Reader said that party leaders of BJP, Congress and People’s Conference have all been luring them to get their […]

Construction ban blocks SMC from providing public toilets on busy Boulevard

Construction ban blocks SMC from providing public toilets on busy Boulevard

MADHIYA NABI Srinagar: The ban on construction around Srinagar’s bustling Boulevard has become the main obstruction for the construction of public toilets along the road. As a result, the long stretch along the Dal Lake towards the Mughal-era Nishat Garden, usually swarming with tourists and locals, has a single toilet facility. Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), […]

SMC identifies 47 parking spots in city, traffic dept approves only 33

SMC identifies 47 parking spots in city, traffic dept approves only 33

ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: To ease out traffic congestion and accommodate the growing number of vehicles arriving daily in Srinagar city, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has identified 47 spots for paid parking. However Traffic authorities have approved the functioning of only 33 road parking spots. As per the official data of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), only […]

Hawal colony residents want SMC sweepers to clear garbage

Hawal colony residents want SMC sweepers to clear garbage

Srinagar: Heaps of garbage have piled up in an old Srinagar locality as the residents have not seen sweepers for ages in the area. The accumulation of filth has put the lives of the people at grave risk. The residents of Mohammadia colony in Hawal said that their children were at high risk of getting […]

Vendors assault SMC officials during anti-encroachment drive

Vendors assault SMC officials during anti-encroachment drive

Srinagar: Senior officers of Srinagar Municipal Corporation were assaulted by street vendors during encroachment drive in Srinagar, a spokesperson said. Spokesperson said that street vendors assaulted some senior most officers of the SMC during the drive that was launched in various areas including Mahraja Bazaar, Batamaloo , Hari Singh High Street and other areas. It […]

SMC’s waste segregation claims falter on ground

SMC’s waste segregation claims falter on ground

Srinagar: Even though Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has received the vital equipment for waste segregation, the project has so far failed to take off properly, affecting an important component of the Smart City Project. According to SMC officials segregation of biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste has started in six of the 35 administrative wards including Brein […]

Habba Kadal turning into a chicken slaughterhouse

Habba Kadal turning into a chicken slaughterhouse

Waste dumped into Jhelum Mohsina Yaseen Srinagar: While slaughtering of chicken along the roadsides has become a norm in Kashmir, poultry dealers are outpacing each other on the Habba Kadal (bridge) in not only slaughtering chicken but also in dumping waste in the river Jehlum flowing underneath. The activity has becomes a nuisance for residents […]

Encroachments, drainage killing Nallah Amir Khan

Encroachments, drainage killing Nallah Amir Khan

Junaid Manzoor Srinagar: Encroachments and illegal construction along the Nallah Ameer Khan’ which connects Dal lake with the Anchar lake in the Srinagar city are rampant while the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) and Lakes And Water Bodies Development Authority (LAWDA) are mostly caught napping. At Nowshera where the stream opens into Gilsar lake, construction is […]

With focus on edible garbage, SMC discusses dog menace

With focus on edible garbage, SMC discusses dog menace

Srinagar: Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Commissioner Riyaz Ahmad Wani Thursday directed closure of open garbage points and host of other measures to tackle the dog menace in Srinagar. He also sought a list of mutton and chicken dealers to appraise them about proper disposal of leftover, and called for resumption of dog sterilization programme. Taking a […]

SMC drivers without salary from seven months

ARIF RASHID SRINAGAR: Drivers of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) on Thursday staged a protest demonstration here in press enclave against the non-release of salary from 7 months. Scores of protesters assembled here in press enclave and shouted the slogans in favour of their demands. Javid Ahmad, a Driver in SMC said “From last seven months […]

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