By: Sajidah Yousuf
Srinagar: Authorities on Wednesday said that Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) will utilize its all Enforcement Wing and Demolition Squads to ensure no illegal construction is spared.
It has been learnt that the mayor of Srinagar, Junaid Azim Mattu said in a meeting regarding pertaining to ban on illegal construction.
Mattu said, “State of the art-technology and machines to be operationalized to demolish illegal/unauthorized concrete buildings. This is another first for SMC. Every single unauthorized construction will be demolished.”
“SMC will for the first time ever fully and adequately equip its Enforcement Wing and Demolition Squads to ensure no illegal construction is spared. Have sought a holistic project report to be conceptualized by our Mech Wing within two weeks – to be proposed to the HUDD,” he said.
Mattu further said, “We are also ensuring that all Demolition Squad Members (transferred to other wings) are returned to demolition squad. 4 squads of 10 members each to be stationed in each city zone with independent conveyance and equipment. All members have full safety equipment.”
“There is going to be zero tolerance for illegal constructions. If any official/public representative is found involved in any such malpractice – prompt action will be initiated. And the building will be demolished. Please don’t violate the law. Apply for permissions,” he said. (KNO)