SDA initiates action against violators
‘Illegal’ constructions along bypass
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Dec 2: Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) has issued notices to the owners of around hundred commercial structures along the Panthachowk-Parimpora bypass that have come up over the years in violation of the Srinagar Master Plan.
According to sources, the notices were issued following the directions of the state High Court in a related case that SDA should take appropriate action as per law on the constructions raised on the two sides of the bypass in violation of the Master Plan.
Pertinently, while as per the Srinagar Master Plan 2001-2021, the catchment area between Panthachowk to Nowgam Chowk on both sides of the bypass has been declared a greenbelt strictly prohibiting any kind of construction there, from Nowgam Chowk to Parimpora the area has been declared residential.
“However, over the years scores of commercial and other structures have come up on both sides of the bypass in violation of the Master Plan,” a SDA official, pleading not to be said.
Recently, some NGO had filed an application under RTI before the SDA authorities seeking list of all such constructions with the names of their owners constructed along the bypass in violation of the Master Plan.
The NGO had then filed a PIL in the High Court seeking directions to the concerned authorities on the issue.
The High Court while disposing off the petition had, last month, asked the SDA to take appropriate legal action on the matter.
As a follow-up SDA has issued notices to the owners of these buildings asking for revenue records and other related documents.
Meanwhile, Vice-Chairperson SDA, Dilshad Khan along with a team of officers conducted field inspection of the area today asking the violators to cooperate with the SDA in light of High Court directions. She said action would be taken, including demolition of structures, against such persons who fail to submit the related documents with the authority.
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