Wazir Bagh complains of ‘commercialization’ of residential colony
Residents protest construction of commercial complex, seek SMC action
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, June 3: The residents of Wazir Bagh are up in arms against the government for allowing what they said commercialization of residential area adding that multistoreyed complexes were coming up there.
“We express deep anguish and resentment over the failure of the concerned authorities to stop illegal and unlawful construction of two huge multi-storeyed commercial type framed structures coming up in the area,” the residents said in a statement.
“We submitted our complaints before top officials, but still no heed was paid to our request,” the locals claimed.
“The construction of such multi-storeyed commercial structures is currently in progress in complete disregard to and gross violation and breach of building by-laws,” they added.
The residents said: “Such high rise commercial type constructions are not only hazardous with seriously damaging consequences for the residents of this calm and quiet residential locality but also seem to violate the security environment of this prestigious locality, which houses several government buildings.”
“The residents in the vicinity of upcoming commercial complexes are going through sleepless nights due to environmental hazards of noise and dust pollution.”
“The long term damage of such constructions in the heart of residential locality,” as per the complainants, “cannot be under estimated.”
They appealed the Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation and VC Srinagar Development authority to look into the matter.
“We earnestly hope that hue and cry on account of the inconvenience caused to the local residents will not go un-noticed,” they added.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 3 Jun 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
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