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 […]

Raids, seizures fail to stop polythene use

Raids, seizures fail to stop polythene use

Mashkoora Khan Srinagar: Polythene bags are still widely used by vendors and shop keepers despite a ban, and claims by concerned departments of curbing its use through regular raids. The raids conducted by Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) and State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) seem to have little impact on the ground. Kareem Mohammad Dar, a […]

Who installs streetlights in downtown? Not us, say PDD, SMC, Tourism dept

Who installs streetlights in downtown? Not us, say PDD, SMC, Tourism dept

Mohsina Yaseen Srinagar: Who is responsible for installing streetlights in Srinagar’s downtown? No one apparently, as three utilities, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), the Power Development Department (PDD) and the Tourism department, are shifting responsibility from one to the other. SMC Commissioner Riyaz Wani told Kashmir Reader that streetlight installation in Srinagar’s historic downtown comes […]

SMC paves way for non-locals to grab Srinagar hoarding space

SMC paves way for non-locals to grab Srinagar hoarding space

SRINAGAR: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation has paved the way for outsiders to grab the contract for outdoor advertising hoardings in the city. Making it near impossible for local bidders, by asking them to have held a single contract with government or semi-government agency worth Rs 70 lakh during the last two years, the SMC has […]

SMC using multipronged strategy to cut dog populace: Asiea Naqash

SMC using multipronged strategy to cut dog populace: Asiea Naqash

JAMMU: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has been working on multiple strategies as per the guidelines issued by Animal Welfare Board of India to reduce the stray dog populace, Minister of State for Health and Medical Education, Asiea Naqash said Monday. Replying to a call attention notice tabled by MLC, Zafar Iqbal Manhas, Naqash said, […]

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